A mother and her son have been jailed for a total of 34 years for selling a sub-machine gun and pistols fired in a string of gang turf wars.
Claudette Dixon, 47, her 28-year-old son Meikeil Dixon-Nash and a 17-year-old boy were convicted of conspiracy to supply firearms.
They were arrested after pistols used in a gang shoot-out were linked to Dixon-Nash and the youth – whose DNA was then found on a Mac 10 sub machine gun in Dixon’s housee.
The mother and son, of Waltham Cross, Herts, and the youth, who cannot be identified because of his age, denied the charge but were jailed after a five-week trial.
Dixon-Nash was jailed for 20 years, Dixon for 14 years, and the youth was sentenced to eight years in a Young Offender Institute at Wood Green Crown Court.
The trio were found guilty of the conspiracy after shots were fired from the window of a property in Wood Green, north London, in March last year.
Detectives initially did not identify any suspects, but believed two rival gangs from the Haringey area were involved after recovering bullet casings from the scene.
Police were later called to a serious stabbing involving the same gangs on May 1 last year.
Shots were fired about 20 minutes later as gangsters exchanged fire in a retaliation attack in a nearby car park.
At least 20 shots were fired from at least three guns after a lone gunman opened fire at Dixon-Nash and others he was with.
CCTV captured Dixon-Nash involved in both the stabbing and the 17-year-old picking up evidence from the scene of the shoot-out.
Dixon-Nash was arrested seven days later after shooting after a phone attributed to him was recovered and found to have traces of his DNA.
Jurors heard he told arresting officers he was at the shooting but was innocent saying: “So I get arrested for someone trying to shoot at me”, before giving “no comment” interviews.
The “top-slider” of a Russian-made gas pistol used in both shootings was found on one of his associates who was arrested 10 days later.
Forensic examination of their mobile phones revealed Dixon-Nash and the youth arranged for the boy to hand-over the self-loading pistol to the man – which was captured on CCTV.
Dixon and youth were arrested in October after they were found in possession of a Colt 45 used in the shooting five months earlier and a Mac 10 sub-machine gun was later found at her home address.
The trio were charged with taking part in the conspiracy between April 30 and October 14 last year after the teenager’s DNA was found inside the barrel of the sub-machine gun.
Detective Inspector Holly Simon, of the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, said: “This conspiracy shows that people of all walks of can be involved in dangerous criminal behaviour and have a disregard for the safety of the public as well as their own family members.
“The police will arrest and prosecute everyone involved in gun crime, but families and communities can help us by speaking out against the possession of knives and firearms.
“Victims of crime may not want to co-operate directly with police for a variety of reasons.
“However, there are other, anonymous, options available, including calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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