Police release image of gunman Ahmad Sharifi from Ward End, Birmingham

Gunman Ahmad Sharifi jailed after police executed a warrant in Ward End, Birmingham

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Ahmad Sharifi

A man has been jailed after police recovered a handgun and ammunition from an address in Birmingham.

Police acted on information and executed a warrant in Cotterills Lane, Ward End, on April 30 this year. Ahmad Sharifi was arrested from the address and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to the offences and was jailed for five years at Birmingham Crown Court last Monday (August 14).

West Midlands Police said: “Every gun we take off the streets reduces the risk of harm to others. We remain committed to combating gun crime throughout the region. We’ve launched Operation Target to take a defiant stand against serious and organised crime offences – from drug dealing and burglary, to cyber-crime and fraud - as part of our ongoing work to catch offenders and keep you safe.”