Weapons discovered in boot of car in Hartlepool street

A man has received a jail sentence after weapons were discovered in the boot of a car.

By Newsroom
Monday, 25th April 2022, 12:41 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2022, 5:27 pm

Vullnet Rexhmati had no driving licence or insurance when he was stopped by police driving a Mercedes car in Hartlepool’s Elliott Street on October 26.

His troubles increased, however, when the officers discovered four metal bars with electrical tape on the ends, which classified them as weapons, and he was remanded in custody.

Rexhmati, 27, formerly of Elliott Street, admitted the motoring offences and was convicted on four counts of possessing offensive weapons after a magistrates’ court trial.

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A police image of the weapons seized from the car boot.

He was jailed for four months after the case was transferred to Teesside Crown Court for sentence.

The Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Paul Watson, said: ”Because of the time you have spent in prison the sentence that I pass should mean your immediate release today.”

Rexhmati was also disqualified from driving for three months.

The judge ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the metal bars.

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