Rotherham man jailed for possession of gun and assaulting police officer

Rotherham man jailed for possession of gun and assaulting police officer

By Jill Theobald | 03/05/2022

Rotherham man jailed for possession of gun and assaulting police officer

A ROTHERHAM man has been jailed for five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and assaulting an emergency service worker.

Anthony Wright (29), of Woodside Walk, appeared before court last Wednesday for sentencing following an incident earlier this year.

A police spokesperson said: “ On February 12, officers attended reports of a domestic incident and upon arrival saw Wright fleeing from the scene. 

“Following a short foot chase Wright was detained a short distance away, during which he pushed and knocked over an officer.

“After his arrest, officers searched his bag and found a handgun and ammunition.

"The gun was later examined and proved to be a viable firearm.

“Wright was sentenced to five years in prison.”



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