News: Armed police stormed flat after reports of man with gun

News: Armed police stormed flat after reports of man with gun

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A man was arrested when armed police stormed into flat because he repeatedly brandished a ‘gun’ in broad daylight.

Passers-by were ‘shocked’ to see 21-year-old Kacper Malkiewicz nonchalantly walking towards them with the weapon in his outstretched hand.

Malkiewicz of Cross Street, Spalding, admitted to possession of the air gun on two occasions in May.

Prosecutor Nick Todd said the first sighting was at 8pm on Sunday, May 12, when two members of the public saw Malkiewicz walking on a path between Winsover Road and the Victoria Street car park, in Spalding.

Malkiewicz had a black bag around his neck and was holding the weapon in front of him.

He said though they were ‘shocked’ but he did not threaten them.

  

The next day, at 9.30am, one of them was having breakfast with a friend in a cafe in Winsover Road, when she again saw Malkiewicz, with three other young men across the street.

He had the gun in his hand.

Malkiewicz appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, July 10, and was given a suspended prison sentence – he’d previously admitted possession of the air weapon at an earlier hearing.
 

police arrested him after he appeared in public with the weapon twice

Mr Todd also said another witness who was driving along the road, saw the group of four and that one of them was holding a gun at his hip but not apparently threatening anyone, he then saw him put the gun in his trouser pocket.

He said police were called and armed police units raided a block of flats in Short Street where Malkiewicz was arrested.

Mr Todd added that the gun, a 4.5mm ball bearing air weapon, which looked like a self-loading hand gun, was found inside a black bag in a kitchen unit.

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He said Malkiewicz told police he had found the gun, knew it to be a BB gun and that it didn’t work.

Malkiewicz told officers he had been messing about with it and not threatening anyone.

The court heard he claimed he had found the gun in a bag outside the Aldi supermarket and had taken it to show to friends with the intention of disposing of it the next day.

 

Malkiewicz, who represented himself and spokes through a Polish interpreter, said he “really regretted this” and ” was sorry”.

“This is not the way I was brought up,” he said.

Sentencing him to five months custody suspended for two years magistrates said this was “probably the scariest thing people will see – someone walking towards them with a gun”.

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They added: “in the present climate, it was beyond stupid’ and he “could have been shot by armed police”.

He was also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work for the community and to observe 15 rehabilitation days.

He was also ordered to pay £200 in costs and charges.



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