Six convicted after revolver found during Forest Hill car search

Katherine Johnston (19 April, 2021)

'These men were in possession of an incredibly dangerous weapon and would have certainly used this to endanger the lives of people in their communities' said Detective Constable Martin Reader

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Six men have been convicted of firearms offences after police found a revolver in a car in Forest Hill.

Woolwich Crown Court heard that the gun was recovered during a surveillance investigation in July 2019, when armed officers stopped and searched  a blue Toyota Prius in Wood Vale. 

Officers found a revolver inside the male passenger’s bag.

The man, Reece White (aged 22) from Lambeth, was arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Police then conducted a further surveillance operation to locate a Ford Focus.

This vehicle contained three men who had been observed during the collection of the revolver from another group.

At 6:50pm, the vehicle was stopped and three men were detained on New Park Road, near Freeman House, SW2.

They were arrested for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life.

All of the men were subsequently charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and remanded in custody.

On Friday, 26-year-old Nathaniel Corbett, 27 year-old Michael Adebambo, and Siraatillah Ford (22), all from Lambeth, were found guilty of possessing a firearm. 

The same day, two further men were found guilty of transferring a firearm: 29-year-old Jordan Adams from Lewisham, and Nail Johnson (28) from Orpington.

On October 5, 2020,  Reece White had pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm.

The gun has since been test-fired by an expert and it has been found to be a firearm in working order and capable of firing live ammunition.

They will appear on Wednesday, 5 May at Woolwich Crown Court for sentencing.

A 24-year-old man, arrested on 4 July 2019, was found not guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life on Friday, April 16, at Woolwich Crown Court.

Detective Constable Martin Reader, of Specialist Crime South, said: “These men were in possession of an incredibly dangerous weapon and would have certainly used this to endanger the lives of people in their communities.

“The Met remains committed to tackle violent crime, including gun crime which has such a devastating impact on the streets of London. We continue to relentlessly pursue those offenders intent on possessing dangerous weapons.

“I would urge anyone with information about someone who may be carrying a weapon to contact police immediately or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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