Acton Men Jailed For Firearms Offences and Affray

Drugs, guns and knives found at Faraday Road address



Edward Cooley


James Wise



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Two men from Acton one who had a hoard of guns, knives and drugs and both involved in an assault in which a 14-year-old was stabbed have been jailed.

Edward Cooley, 23 of St Andrews Road, W3 was sentenced to ten years and eight months imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, 23 May for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition x 3, possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply, possession of criminal property, actual bodily harm and affray.

Jamie Wise, 23 of Joseph Avenue, Friary park, Acton W3 was sentenced to two years imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, 23 May for actual bodily harm and affray.

On Friday, 28 June 2013, officers from the Gangs Task Force at Ealing borough executed a search warrant under section 46 of firearms act at an address in Faraday Road, Acton W3.

During the search officers discovered, a rifle, a semi automatic handgun, a revolver, three types of ammunition for each firearm, a large amount cash, a large quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis, a stun gun, CS spray and a number of knives. Edward Cooley was arrested at the address and charged.

Further investigations lead officers to link Edward Cooley and Jamie Wise to an affray and assault where a 14 year old boy was stabbed in Faraday Road on Wednesday, 19 June 2013. The victim did not want to substantiate any allegation however officers were able to proceed with the investigation and Edward Cooley and Jamie Wise were later arrested.

Following a year long investigation, Edward Cooley pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to on 23 May.

Edward Cooley and Jamie Wise were found guilty of actual bodily harm and affray.

The Officer in the Case DC John states:

“Ealing Gangs Task Force work hard to target the most dangerous offenders and to remove guns and drugs from the streets. This is a great result and shows the determination and dedication of the investigating team."

Detective Inspector Rana, Head of the Gangs Task Force states: "The Gangs Task Force is committed to making Ealing a safer place for all our communities. We have had a significant drop in gun crime over the last year, much of which is directly attributable to the proactive actions of officers on the Gangs Task Force."


2nd June 2014