Edgbaston man caught with pistol charged with possessing a firearm and drink-driving
Written by Tristan Harris on January 12, 2019
A SOUTH Birmingham man has been charged with possessing a .45 self-loading pistol – with five bullets in the magazine.
He was arrested after police on early morning burglary patrols pulled over a car in Edgbaston that had jumped two red lights.
Officers stopped the Honda Civic in Hannafore Road at 3.15am and, when they searched the vehicle, they found a silver handgun.
Matthew Coke, aged 41, from Selwyn Road in Edgbaston, was arrested and later charged with possessing a firearm and drink driving.
He appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court where he was remanded.
He will next appear in Court on February 5.