Three “dangerous” gang members who boasted about carrying firearms on TV and social media have been jailed for more than 50 years.

Mark Oduro, 20, from Brixton, and Winston White, 22, and Akyrie Palmer, 21, from Lewisham, were all sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court today.

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L-R: Mark Oduro, Winston White, and Akyrie Palmer

They were found guilty of two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and three counts of possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life at the court on Tuesday, November 29.

White was jailed for 17 years, Palmer was sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment and, Oduro was jailed for 16 years. Oduro also received an additional nine-month sentence for breaching a previous suspended sentence.

The trio were featured on a Channel 5 documentary, Gangland: Turf Wars, carrying firearms and wearing masks.

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A still from a video uploaded to YouTube

The documentary was aired while they were in custody awaiting trial, and was used alongside YouTube videos of the men bragging about their use of firearms as evidence in the trial.

Armed police officers arrested White, Palmer and Oduro at about 6.45pm on Thursday, May 26 on the Turnham Estate in Brockley, Lewisham. The trio were wearing balaclavas and standing by a black Honda moped.

Oduro ran off, but was stopped nearby after a short chase. White and Palmer were detained by police near the bike.

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Officers discovered a loaded sawn-off shotgun (pictured above) inside the moped seat and a loaded revolver (pictured below) near where Oduro was stopped.

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Oduro, who was wearing body armour, was also found to be in possession of a further four rounds of ammunition suitable for the revolver.

All three were subsequently charged.

Detective Constable Sarah Smart, of the Trident and Gang Crime Command, said: "These men are very dangerous criminals who used TV and social media to brag about carrying loaded firearms on the street.

"It is clear they believed that they were above the law and untouchable. Their conviction and sentencing demonstrates this is not the case.

"Trident is committed to relentlessly pursuing those who carry firearms and blight the communities they live in."

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