A call to police about abandoned dogs led to a man being jailed for possession of a shotgun and large quantities of drugs.

Coskun Coskun, of Enfield, has been jailed for 12 years for firearms and drugs offences.

The 33-year-old was arrested in August of last year after police were called to reports of abandoned dangerous dogs in a flat in St Paul's Rise in Southgate.

Officers attended and as well as finding two dogs, they found a Glock pistol in a bag under the bed, along with a balaclava and gloves, and drugs.

Forensic work found DNA evidence which identified Coskun.

Police hunted down Coskun in Plowmans Close, Edmonton, a month later and arrested him.

He was carrying a BMW car key, and upon finding out the registration number, officers went quickly to Plowmans Close to find it.

When they arrived, they saw that the car was being loaded onto a pick-up truck to be taken away and they stopped it.

The officers searched the car, and from the boot they recovered a sawn-off shotgun with a number of cartridges, a loaded Sig Saur pistol and two machetes.

DC Adam Pursey, from Specialist Crime North, said: “A call to police about dogs at a property resulted in the discovery and seizure of three guns, other weapons and a large amount of drugs. It was the instincts and quick actions of the officers after the arrest that led them to Coskun’s vehicle, which would have been gone if they arrived half an hour later.

“These firearms were live, capable of inflicting serious harm, and would have undoubtedly been used by Coskun or someone else to commit crime.

“The sentence handed down reflects the seriousness with which gun crime is dealt with in the criminal justice system. Police will continue to take weapons and people involved in firearms, drugs and violence off the streets, to make London a safer place.”

Coskun Coskun, f Cameron Close, was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court on Wednesday, October 7 after admitting two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, two counts of possession of ammunition without a certificate, possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply, and possession of a bladed article