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Man jailed after pointing revolver at unarmed police

SENTENCED: Yonis Abdinur

A MAN has been sentenced to five years in prison after he pointed a revolver at unarmed police officers.

Yonis Abdinur, 20, was handed his jail term for possessing a firearm and intent to cause fear of violence at London’s Isleworth Crown Court – in June, he admitted the charges at the same court.

The incident occurred in April in Hillingdon, northwest London, when plain-clothed officers pulled over a vehicle in Dallas Terrace.

Three people were in the Ford Focus car, and Abdinur, who was identified as the rear passenger, produced a “revolver-type firearm”, pointing it at police before running away.

A joint-led operation between Trident Gang Crime Command and Hillingdon borough officers yielded his arrest on April 10.

Detective inspector Jim Newcombe, of Trident, said: “This incident highlights the bravery of unarmed officers who in the course of their duties could be threatened by individuals with firearms at any time.

“After a full investigation by the Trident Gang Crime Command, Abdinur pleaded guilty to the offence.

“The firearm used in this incident remains outstanding but the investigation into its location continues.”

Hillingdon Borough Commander Steve Kershaw said: “I am very pleased with the outcome of this investigation.

“The sentence reflects how seriously the court takes such matters. I am very proud of my officers and how they try to keep everybody safe in sometimes very challenging circumstances.”

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