Tottenham woman caught with stun gun receives suspended sentence
PUBLISHED: 12:25 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:31 22 May 2015
A Tottenham woman has escaped an immediate prison sentence, after being found with a stun gun.
Diana Hogyinszki, 25, of Bedford Road, South Tottenham, pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court to purchasing or acquiring a prohibited weapon and was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment, suspended for 24 months.
The gun was found on Thursday, November 20 last year, at around 6.30pm, when officers from Haringey’s proactive unit executed a drugs warrant at Hogyinszki’s house in Bedford Road.
After searching the property, police officers found the stun gun as well as a quantity of cannabis.
Hogyinszki arrived home at around 7.30pm, and after confirming to police that she lived there, she was arrested and cautioned.
The stun gun was was sent to a laboratory where it was examined by forensic practitioner who confirmed that the item was a prohibited weapon under the Firearms Act.
At the sentencing last Friday, Hogyinszki was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100, pay £300 towards the costs of the prosecution and to carry out unpaid work for 180 hours.
She was also sentenced to one month’s concurrent imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, for possession of cannabis after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing at the same court.
Detective Constable Kay Sekyere, Haringey CID, said: “As a result of an intelligence led operation we have now removed another prohibited weapon from our community.
“We will be relentless in our pursuit of criminals who carry weapons and I urge anyone who has information in relation to illegal weapons to contact us so we can make our neighbourhoods safer.”