Police took down gang with drugs, knives and a sawn-off shotgun after swooping on them in the street

Dramatic police bodycam footage shows the moment armed officers swooped on a gang after they took possession of a sawn-off shotgun.

CCTV picked up the gang as they were given the fearsome weapon from contacts in a BMW in the Castle Vale area of Birmingham last year.

Armed police flooded the area and, as filmed by officers' body-cameras, they forced two of the gang onto the ground and caught another as he tried to climb over a fence.

The sawn-off shotgun, which police say could have further fuelled the city's spiralling violence, was found hidden behind a wheelie bin nearby.

The trio, Darnell Duquesney, Jordan Kibuka and Makenzie Blackburn, were this week jailed for a range of offences, with their prison sentences totalling 17 years.

West Midlands POlice's DC Brett Stephenson said today: 'There is no place for illegal weapons or drugs in our communities and the quick response of officers ensured these are off the streets and the men involved put behind bars.'


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