A 21-YEAR-OLD man could face a five year jail sentence after police seized a stash of weapons, including a Magnum revolver and a Russian made Baikal handgun.
Mohammed Numan Ahmed, of Sunrise Court, Little Horton, Bradford, appeared before the court via a video link to Leeds Prison yesterday.
It was his first appearance at the crown court since he was allegedly found in possession of drugs and guns in Bradford on September 16.
Ahmed was remanded to the court in custody charged with seven offences by Bradford andKeighley magistrates last month.
They included possession of a 9mm Baikal handgun less than 24 inches in length, possession of a .357 Smith and Wesson smooth bore Magnum revolver, possession of a Colt .38 Detective Special revolver, possession of a black silencer, a quantity of 9mm Luger and shotgun cartridges, and possession of cocaine and cannabis.
Ahmed's barrister, Howard Shaw, asked the court not to list the case for trial, stating that his client would be entering guilty pleas.
Prosecutor James Weekes said a police expert was doing technical checks on the weapons, including finding out if they were all real and if any had ever been fired.
Mr Howard said of Ahmed: "He does not assert that they are replica firearms."
He said the defendant had already admitted a separate offence of possession with intent to supply cannabis that was due for sentence next week.
That case was adjourned to December 3 when a case management hearing was fixed for the latest string of alleged offences.
Judge Colin Burn remanded Ahmed back into custody.
He told him: "There is just some technical evidence that needs to be provided by the police as to whether the handguns were capable of being fired."
Judge Burn assured Ahmed that he will receive full credit for his guilty pleas if he enters them at the next hearing.
He added: "If the weapons are what they appear to be, there's no question of anything but a custodial sentence."
Ahmed could face a statutory minimum term of five years imprisonment if the offences contravene the 1968 Firearms Act.