Man sentenced following Straight Road incident involving stolen motorbike and ammunition

A man has been sentenced following an incident in Lexden earlier this year involving a stolen motorbike and ammunition.

Mark Page, 50, of Straight Road Colchester was banned from having a firearms licence and has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after admitting firearms offences after live ammunition was found following a motorbike collision in July.

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Police report, Page lost control of the motorbike he was riding in Straight Road, Colchester at around 4:25pm on Monday, 2nd July, before crashing it and making off from the scene.

Incident in Straight Road on July 2nd 2018.

Following the collision, witnesses had reported seeing 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition and what was believed to be a firearm lying on the road near to the motorbike.

A short time later, it was alleged a car pulled up and a a man got out and was suspected to have removed an object lying near the motorbike.

Page was arrested a short while later and taken to hospital for treatment on injuries sustained in the collision.

Police forensic tests have also confirmed the ammunition found at the scene had DNA on belonging to Page.

Page has been banned from having a firearm or ammunition because he has previous convictions.

It was also found that the motorbike he had been riding was stolen and was using false plates.

He was later charged and pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, careless driving and possession of ammunition and was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, 23rd November.

Three other people arrested as part of the investigation have been told by police they face no further action.