Teen walked into Lincoln McDonald’s with handgun, court hears

A teenager who admitted possessing a firearm following an incident at a McDonald’s in Lincoln has been warned by a judge to expect jail time.

Police were called to the fast-food restaurant at the Carlton Centre off Wragby Road at 2.20am on Saturday, December 23 last year.

The eatery was cordoned off by the force for much of the morning and officers could be seen wearing blue gloves and carrying a clear plastic bag at the scene.

19-year-old Kirk Bristow, also known as Kirk Davies, was charged in connection with the incident by Lincolnshire Police and appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday, February 20.

Bristow, of Keats Close, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm at the time of committing an offence on December 23, 2017.

The charge specifies Bristow was in possession of a gas powered handgun at the time he committed an assault on that date.

Bristow has pleaded guilty to other offences relating to the incident at an earlier hearing, the court was told.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said the handgun had been examined by experts and qualified as a firearm.

David Eager, defending Bristow, asked for sentence to be adjourned for the preparation of a report on him by the probation service.

Mr Eager told the court: “Mr Bristow does have convictions but the last one is in the youth court when he was just 15.

“He is now 19 and suffers from Asperger’s and ADHD.” (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.)

Judge Simon Hirst agreed to adjourn sentence on Bristow because of his age but warned him to expect a custodial sentence.

The judge said: “Please don’t take that as an indication that you will not receive a custodial sentence.

“Anybody who fires a firearm at someone in a public place will inevitably receive a custodial sentence.”

Bristow was remanded in to custody until Monday, March 19 when he will be sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court.