A Halifax man has been jailed for 10 years for possession of a fireman with intent to endanger life following a shooting in Huddersfield earlier this year.
Darcy White, 24, of Law Lane, was jailed at Leeds Crown Court following a four-day trial for his part in a firearms discharge in the Moldgreen area.
White was driving his blue Peugeot 206 at around 11.45pm on February 5, when the passenger in his vehicle got out of the car and fired shots at a group of youths on Almondbury Bank.
Following an extensive investigation, officers arrested White on February 9. Forensic enquiries on White’s car found gunshot residue and he was charged on February 10 with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Detective Inspector Andy Farrell, of the Force’s Firearms Prevent Team, said: “Although White didn’t fire the weapon, he was found in joint possession of a firearm with an unknown male which is a serious offence in itself.
“The courts imposed a long sentence on White for possessing a weapon and I hope this sends a strong message to anyone who is in possession of a gun to reconsider.
“White now has a long stint in prison to consider the consequences and the impact of his actions.
“There is no room for firearms on the streets of Huddersfield, or anywhere else in West Yorkshire, and we continue to extensively investigate all offences involving firearms.
“If you have any information relating to the use or possession of firearms in West Yorkshire, I would urge you to contact the Firearms Prevent Team or contact Crimestoppers.”
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Independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111. Information can be passed to West Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.