A North London wannabe gangster – caught by police with guns and drugs – has been locked-up for twelve years.
Dean Richards, 30, (pictured) of Wycombe Road, Tottenham desperately tried to phone an associate, shouting: “Get rid of everything,” as officers moved in.
He was chased on March 25 by Operation Trident cops – who investigate violent black-on-black crime in the capital – from a property in Winchester Road, Edmonton to another in nearby Marlborough Road.
Richards was found hiding in the bathroom with the keys to the Winchester Road address.
Inside police found a two loaded self-loading pistols – one capable of automatic fire – two silencers, an empty magazine, ammunition and one smoke grenade.
Under the wardrobe was found a knife, scales and three seperate packages of heroin.
Detective Sergeant Paul Dempsey said: “This conviction is the result of the determination and commitment shown by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Trident North West Proactive Team.
“It demonstrates Trident's determination to bring those who are willing to indiscriminately use firearms to justice.
“I hope the sentence imposed gives a clear message to those members of the community who believe it is acceptable to carry and use firearms, and that it will reassure the communities of London of our ability to bring those involved in gun crime before the courts and in doing so encourage more people to report crime impacting on their community.”