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Teenager who hid loaded gun in sports sock at Notting Hill Carnival is jailed

The 18-year-old had hidden the loaded weapon inside a sock

A teenager who tried to take a loaded gun into Notting Hill Carnival concealed in a sock has been jailed.

Owen Neves of Eye Road, Peterborough was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday (September 27.)

Officers discovered the gun on the 18-year-old when they stopped him on entering the Harrow Road junction with Ladbroke Grove entrance to Notting Hill Carnival on August 28.

Officers were aware that Neves seemed nervous and a struggle ensued as they tried to place him in handcuffs, police said.

One officer suffered cuts and scratches to his face while helping to restrain Neves who reportedly kept reaching for his waistband.

Neves concealed a loaded revolver in a sports sock(Image: Met)

Once in cuffs, Neves was rolled onto his side and underneath him a white sports sock containing a revolver loaded with five rounds was found.

Neves was sentenced to five years in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to obstructing a constable in execution of his duty, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

Owen Neves of Eye Road, Peterborough was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday (September 27.)(Image: Met)

Commander Dave Musker, who led the policing operation for Notting Hill Carnival 2017,said: "This man was intent on taking a lethal weapon to Notting Hill Carnival but was stopped by the vigilant actions of officers placed on one of the police cordons set up at the event.

"The sentence handed to Neves should act as a deterrent to anyone else considering carrying an illegal firearm on the streets of London."

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