A police constable has been arrested and charged with gun-related offences.
On September 9th 2017, the officer allegedly left his licensed Glock pistol in a vehicle that did not belong to him, which was parked at Alfredo Street, Woodbrook.
He left, only to return and discover the vehicle missing.
He received information that it was taken to the Woodbrook Police Station, and went there to report that the firearm and ammunition belonged to him.
The officer, who is currently on sick leave, was charged with two offences – the transfer of a firearm and the transfer of ammunition under Section 9 (1) of the Firearm Act 16:01.
He was charged by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, based on advice given by the Director of Public Prosecutions.