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Tyson Newland, of Roman Way, Waltham Abbey, attempted to discard a handgun while struggling with police officers in Chingford
A 32-year-old who discarded a gun while being tackled by armed police has been jailed.
Tyson Newland, of Roman Way in Waltham Abbey, was sentenced to a total of nine years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing a weapon and ammunition.
Newland threw away the gun in a black sock after his car was stopped by armed police in Billet Road, Walthamstow, in November last year.
Later that day police searched an address in Alma Road, Enfield, in connection with the investigation.
In the property, occupied by Dominique Alexander, 28, and her young daughter, officers found a single barrelled sawn-off shotgun and around 30 rounds of ammunition.
Alexander has pleaded guilty to possessing a section one firearm and ammunition.
She will be sentenced at the same court at a later date.
Earlier this month Newland was found not guilty of one count of possession of the handgun with intent to danger life and one count of possession of the shotgun and ammunition.
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