Disabled man jailed for fitting a gun to his wheelchair and running a weapons factory from his flat

Cannabis, guns, and a wheelchair fitted with a pistol that could fire rubber bullets were all found at Glenn Brigham’s Islington, north London, flat

A disabled man who ran a weapons factory from his drugs-filled flat has been put behind bars for six years.

Police discovered Glenn Brigham, 35, had even modified his wheelchair to house a concealed pistol capable of firing rubber bullets.

Brigham also kept a fully equipped workshop with drills and lathes at his home on the Barnsbury Estate in Islington, north London.

Nooks stuffed with partially-completed gun parts were found dotted around his kitchen and bathroom.

Police found Brigham had even fitted his wheelchair with a pistol (Image: central news)
The pistol Brigham had affixed to his wheelchair(Image: central news)


Clips and bullets for the guns were also found at the flat along with scales, funnels, measuring kits and transparent plastic tubes used for the production of cannabis.

Officers also found a deactivated black and brown AK47 lying next to an African shield and spear and a copy of a book called: ‘The Meaning of the Holy Quran.’

A series of photographs were shown to Southwark Crown Court revealing the cache of pistols and revolvers including Turkish, German and Italian brands, along with the BBM MiniGap found concealed down the side of the black mobility wheelchair.

Police also found 5.2 kilograms of cannabis at Brigham’s flat (Image: central news)
Cannabis production paraphernalia found at his north London flat (Image: central news)


Triston Chaize, prosecuting, told the court the pistol was found wedged in a wheelchair, with its magazine loaded with blanks.

It had been modified with a part enabling the pistol to fire rubber bullets, he told the court.

“What this is, is a device in which you can put a rubber ball and therefore when you fire a blank the gas projects the rubber ball forward.”

Officers also found this deactivated black and brown AK47 at Brigham’s flat (Image: central news)
Police uncovered Brigham’s large weapons cache(Image: central news)


Police also found 5.2 kilograms of cannabis stuffed into sealed plastic bags at Brigham’s home.

Brigham, who has a stitch-mark tattoo trailing away from his right eye and ink patterned like a snake’s scales circling round his neck, admitted six counts of possessing a prohibited firearm and two of producing cannabis.

Judge Michael Gledhill, QC jailed him to six years in prison.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9173087/disabled-man-jailed-fitting-gun-wheelchair-factory/

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