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Bristol musician Leon Baker jailed for firearms offence

Leon Baker
Image caption Leon Baker has worked with N-Dubz and Tinie Tempah and has acted in Casualty

A Bristol musician who has performed with N-Dubz has been jailed for eight years after being found guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Leon Baker, 30 of no fixed address, was arrested in an armed police operation targeting drug dealers in Whiteladies Road, in the city, in May.

He had a semi-automatic gun and ammunition hidden in his boxer shorts.

At Bristol Crown Court, Judge David Ticehurst said those carrying guns could expect lengthy sentences.

Mr Baker, who was described as "extremely talented" by the judge, has also worked with rapper Tinie Tempah and appeared in a number of TV dramas including Casualty.

Leon Fergus, 32, from King Edwards Road, Hackney, east London, was with Mr Baker when he was arrested and had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of 1oz of cocaine with a street value of £7,500.

He was jailed for five years and nine months.

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