A man who gave advice on how to use an illegal firearm is facing a jail sentence after he was convicted of a firearms offence.

Danny Harle, 26, was found guilty on Monday, February 7 at the Old Bailey of possession of a firearm with intent to enable another to endanger life on October 10, 2020.

Harle, of Gandolfi Street in Southwark had previously pleaded guilty to the supply and possession with intent to supply Class B controlled drugs.

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He will appear for sentencing at the same court on Friday, 18 February.

Detective Constable Mick Grimshaw, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Throughout this investigation we found that Harle put others in danger in order to further his illegal enterprise.

“There can be no doubt that Harle is a man with little regard for the safety of those around him.

"He was documented quite clearly ‘repairing’ an illegal firearm for another person and advising them how to carry out future shootings.

"This man’s potential to not only harm others, but to school other criminals in committing other acts of violence is untold.

“I hope that today’s verdict demonstrates the Met’s commitment to pursuing individuals such as Harle and bringing forward robust case files which will result in custodial sentences for people as dangerous as this man.”

Detectives identified Harle as a person of interest following a shooting in Herne Hill in September 2020.

As part of their investigation, they carried out covert recordings.

On the afternoon of October 10, 2020, Harle was visited by an individual, who was in possession of a firearm, and seeking help from Harle regarding an issue with the gun jamming.

Harle gave them advice about the need for the "correct ammunition".

There was a later recording that day, after Harle met with the person for a second time.

Officers say it was clear from the recordings that Harle was manipulating the gun and succeeded in unjamming it.

He also gave the person maintenance advice to enable a successful shooting, advising them to “grease it [the gun] every time you go out there”.

Harle was found not guilty of two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in connection with an incident in Herne Hill on September 10, 2020.

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