A new sentencing date has been set for a Walthamstow woman who let her boyfriend hide a double-barrelled, sawn-off shotgun in her bedroom.

Shereen Lawrence, 34, of Hillcrest Road, and boyfriend Sunny Taiwo, 34, of Holt Road in Beckton, were due to be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court in early March but Judge Roger Chapple was placed on long-term sick leave just prior to the hearing.

Sentencing was postponed indefinitely, but today the court said a projected date for the hearing has been set for June 5, after Judge Chapple’s return.

On February 4 Lawrence was convicted of possessing a prohibited firearm and Taiwo was convicted of 10 firearms offences.

Lawrence has been released on bail and Taiwo was remanded in custody.