Leicester Teen Jailed For Firearms Offences

5 December 2014, 16:26 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A 19-year-old from Leicester's been locked up after being found guilty of firearms offences.

Zunaid Bobat, from Cavendish Road, Leicester, has been sentenced to eighteen months behind bars.

The offences date back to March 22 when he left a flat in Vestry House and headed towards Gallowtree Gate, where a group of men and women were involved in a fight.

Bobat approached the scene and fired the firearm into the air and then pointed it towards members of the public. No one was injured in the incident

Watch the CCTV that got him arrested

Footage secured conviction

Detective Constable Bill Beechey said: 

'Bobat will now spend a considerable amount of time behind bars. I hope this sentence reassures the public that he is no longer a risk to them."

Detective Sergeant Dave Speight, from the Force Serious Crime Team said: 

'Incidents such as this are rare in our city and counties. Through the extensive CCTV network we were able to trace Bobat from Vestry House through the city centre to Gallowtree Gate, where the firearm discharge took place. We were then able to follow him back to Vestry House, via Lee Circle car park where he had dumped his clothing.

'He was arrested later in the day from Vestry House.

'Without this CCTV coverage we would not have been able to secure this conviction.'