Ashley Blake from Aylesbury jailed for ammunition posession

Ashley Blake, aged 38, of Arundel Green, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate/authority, in a hearing at Amersham Crown Court on Monday (12/4).

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 11:50 am
Ashley Blake, aged 38, of Arundel Green, Aylesbury

He was subsequently jailed for one year and ten months.

At approximately 7pm on 14 September 2020, Blake ran from officers who had tried to detain him for a search.

He was quickly caught and a search of his home address revealed 60 rounds of ammunition hidden in his wardrobe.

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Subsequent testing showed that the ammunition was live and viable, an offence under the Firearms Act (1968).

He was charged with the offence on 15 September 2020.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Andy Hipwell of the Stronghold team based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Blake is a dangerous criminal who had in his possession 60 rounds of live ammunition.

“It cannot be underestimated the damage this could have caused.

“The Stronghold team focuses on serious organised crime and focuses their attention on those who seek to cause the most harm in our communities.

“We will never tire to bring those to justice who seek to place other people in fear, and Blake will now serve a custodial sentence as a result of his criminal activity.”