Man, 28, admits firearm offences

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court

A 28-year-old father-of-three has been been remanded in custody after admitting to possessing firearms and ammunition at a property in Mytholmroyd.

Carl Scully was charged after police found a revolver, a double-barrelled shotgun and four expanding bullets at the premises in Redacres in August.

Scully, who had been on bail untilMonday’s hearing at Bradford Crown Court pleaded guilty to the possessing prohibited firearms and ammunition on the basis that he was holding the items for someone else.

But Judge John Potter was told that the firearm offences carried a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years and decided to remand Scully in custody until his sentence hearing on Monday, November 25.

The judge also asked the prosecution to make enquiries with the police into whether the firearms had been fired unlawfully prior to the their recovery.

Judge Potter told Scully that he had pleaded guilty to extremely serious offences and he would be kept in custody until his sentence.