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New Kent Road minicab gun seizure: two men jailed

Two men who were arrested in a minicab in the New Kent Road have been jailed for firearms offences.

Sentenced: Marlon Stubbs and Sanjay Webster
Sentenced: Marlon Stubbs and Sanjay Webster

On 3 November 2005 police officers stopped a blue Rover 620 on the New Kent Road near the junction with Rodney Place.

The vehicle was a minicab and was carrying the driver and two passengers, Marlon Stubbs (26) and Sanjay Webster (20, of Brixton).

Webster got out and tried to walk away before being detained by officers. Stubbs remained in the car and when it was searched officers found a loaded black revolver wrapped in a plastic bag under the seat in front of him.

At the Central Criminal Court on Friday Stubbs was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Webster was jailed for 7 years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

"This sentence will have a significant impact on the communities of London in removing ... renowned criminals from the streets," says DI Lorraine Winter from Operation Trident.

"Operation Trident continues to have an impact on combating gun crime and even the most prolific criminals such as ... Stubbs and Webster will be successfully prosecuted."

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