Edgbaston man caught with pistol charged with possessing a firearm and drink-driving

Written by 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.

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