Two spared jail after pleading guilty to possessing unlicensed gun

Two men were spared jail after they pleaded guilty to the possession of an unlicensed gun.

The two, a 63-year-old from Kirkop and a 30-year-old from Mqabba, were arrested on Saturday and arraigned with urgency.

Both were accused of the unlawful possession of a firearm and of association with the intent of committing a crime.

After hearing their guilty plea, Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras sentenced the 30-year-old to a 9-month jail term suspended for 18 months, and placed him under probation for a year.

The 63-year-old was fined €800.

Inspector Melvyn Camilleri prosecuted.