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5yrs for stun gun 'phone' WEAPONS.

A MAN has been jailed for five years after police found a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone in his home.

A judge told Tony Phillips, 32, he would have to impose the sentence even though it was a non-lethal weapon.

Judge John Milford QC told Phillips: "It is a disguised firearm and the minimum sentence is five years."

Police found the Chinesemade device as they searched Phillips' home in Gateshead.

At Newcastle crown court, Phillips admitted possessing a disguised weapon.

Glenn Gatland, mitgating, said the gun caused "temporary incapacitation". He said: "That is a lot different from a lethal, barrelled weapon."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 25, 2013
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