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Dad-of-two pointed loaded sawn-off shotgun at police during car chase

Dad-of-two pointed loaded sawn-off shotgun at police during car chase
Dad-of-two pointed loaded sawn-off shotgun at police during car chase

Dad-of-two pointed loaded sawn-off shotgun at police during car chase

A MAN has been jailed for more than five years for threatening two police officers with a loaded sawn-off shotgun during a car chase across Bradford.
Owen Parker, 24, pointed the firearm out of the window of his vehicle as he sped along Allerton Road at 10.45pm on Monday, August 29, last year, Bradford Crown Court heard.
Police constables Daniel Stoker and Toby Lomax-Newton abandoned the pursuit and called in the armed response team, prosecutor Kate Bissett said.
Parker’s Volvo was found abandoned after midnight near Thornton Road, Bradford, and the police recovered the weapon from a wheelie bin on Oak Lane, Manningham. Parker was arrested after his fingerprints were found on the gun and the car


Miss Bissett said that when armed officers with a police dog apprehended him several days later, Parker told them: “A police dog could not outrun a bullet.”
He then made no comment to police questions. Parker pleaded guilty yesterday to dangerous driving and possession of a firearm with intent to cause PCs Stoker and Lomax-Newton fear of violence.
He was sentenced to five years and three months in prison and banned from driving for 18 months. Miss Bissett said police officers blocked in Parker’s car near Hill Top Fisheries while on the look-out for another Volvo driver reported to have been drinking.
Parker reversed up Hill Top Lane and accelerated off down Allerton Road. He waved the single barrel 12 gauge shotgun out of the car window and then pointed it at the pursuing officers. Miss Bissett said the gun was stolen in a household burglary two months earlier.





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