A teenage boy has been charged with firearms offences after being stopped with a loaded gun by police last week in south London.
The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition.
We reported earlier that the boy, from Newham, was stopped by police on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton after trying to get away on Wednesday (August 25). He was stopped and searched near the junction with Loughborough Park.
The boy appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday (August 27) and will be at Woolwich Crown Court next Friday (September 10).
A spokesperson for the police said: “A teenager has been charged after officers on patrol recovered a loaded firearm in Coldharbour Lane, Lambeth, on Wednesday, 25 August following a stop and search.
“A 17-year-old boy from Newham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on Thursday, 26 August with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition.
“He appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 27 August where he was remanded in custody to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on Friday, 10 September.
“The investigation is being led by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.”