Gunman jailed for five years

Carl Scully, of Mytholmroyd, was jailed for five years for fire arms offences

Carl Scully, of Mytholmroyd, was jailed for five years for fire arms offences

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A Mytholmroyd man has been jailed for five years after armed police swooped on his mother’s home and found firearms and ammunition.

A Homicide and Major Enquiry Team investigation into the shooting of a Bradford born-again Christian led to a police raid on 28-year-old Carl Scully’s family home where a handgun and sawn-off shotgun were found wrapped in a bag in the joist of the property’s garage.

Paul Nicholson, prosecuting at Bradford Crown Court, said police searched the family home Scully shared with his mother and disabled brother on August 22, and found a small bullet on top of the defendant’s wardrobe.

Officers scoured the garage where they found a black bag in which a brown bag was concealing a black revolver and four bullets. Shotgun cartridges were found stashed in a pillow case and wrapped in a towel was a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun.

Scully’s DNA was found on the triggers of the guns and on the trigger guards.

Scully pleaded guilty to possession of illegal firearms and ammunition at Bradford Crown Court on November 4.

In mitigation, Ashoq Khullar said Scully’s defence was that he was storing the weapons and bullets for a man he was indebted to.

The court heard Scully owed money to Colin Berry, who was shot dead when police raided his home in a search for illegal drugs earlier this year.