Loanhead man jailed after police found 9mm handgun in bedroom

A man has been jailed after an illegally imported gun was found by police at his home in Midlothian.

Thursday, 19th September 2019, 3:13 pm
Steven Seaton. Pic: Police Scotland.

Officers from the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) executed a warrant at a home in Arbuthnot Road, Loanhead, in May. Steven Seaton, 46, was arrested and charged after the 9mm handgun was recovered from his bedroom.

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"By working closely with our colleagues in Police Scotland, the Organised Crime Partnership was able to prevent a weapon making it onto the streets of Scotland and causing harm to the communities we are here to protect.”Jennifer Harrower, Procurator Fiscal, said: “This prosecution for unlawful importation and possession of a firearm underlines the priority of all agencies working within the Serious and Organised Task Force, to detect and disrupt the movement of firearms into Scotland to help maintain public safety.

Steven Seaton. Pic: Police Scotland.

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"The Organised Crime Partnership has had a number of successful operations in disrupting serious crime and serious and organised crime in Scotland and Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service will continue to support its work."Anyone with information or concerns about organised crime should contact Police Scotland via 101, or report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The weapon which was seized by police.