A teenager who brandished a gun on the streets of Birmingham has been jailed for five years.

Kassam Akram was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court on 30 March after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

On 6 June last year, West Midlands Police officers were called to Witton Road in Aston after a call reporting two people had been shot. Upon their arrival, they discovered a large gathering of people but no one had been injured.

After carrying out further enquiries, they found CCTV footage showing Akram involved in an argument before pointing a handgun at two men in the street.

19-year-old Akram, of Philmore Road, Birmingham, made off after the incident, but was identified by officers and arrested.

Kassam Akram, 19, has been jailed for brandishing a firearm in Witton Road, Aston WMP
Kassam Akram, 19, has been jailed for brandishing a firearm in Witton Road, Aston

During a police interview, Akram answered “no comment” in response to the incident.

DC Ed Ketterer, from Birmingham Force CID, said: “This was a great result for the officers investigating as a dangerous firearm was taken off the streets.

“The investigating officers were able to put together a strong case against Akram which shows how seriously we take this kind of firearms offence.

“We are committed to pursuing those who carry guns on our streets and will take strong action whenever and wherever we find them.”

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