Tailor jailed for unlicensed gun, ammo

City tailor Collin Allicock was on Tuesday sentenced to two three-year sentences after being found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Allicock, 54, was charged in early December last year with possessing an unlicensed .32 revolver and five matching rounds. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, the man had denied the charge against him.Before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Tuesday, Allicock was found guilty of the offence beyond a reasonable doubt. During Allicock’s initial appearance, Prosecutor Bharat Mangru had told the court that ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), acting on information, went to Allicock’s home at Lot 52 D’Urban Street, Georgetown on December 10 and conducted a search. The search resulted in the revolver and matching rounds being found in a chair belong to Allicock. Mangru had said that the tailor was told of the offence and admitted to it under caution.

The court had heard that Allicock kept the gun because he was robbed on several occasions.

Allicock’s attorney Mark Waldron had said that his client was in his yard when he noticed the police entering it. The police, according to Waldron, asked Allicock about his eldest son, for whom they claimed they were searching. Sometime during the day in question, Allicock’s premises were searched and the gun and matching ammunition were found, the lawyer said.

Allicock was given a three-year sentence on each charge but the sentences are slated to run concurrently. He was also fined $100,000 for the two charges.

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