October 1, 2016

Charge of possession dismissed against security guard

A security guard walked free when a charge of illegal gun possession was dismissed against him in Court Five of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Gordon Mars, 34, of David Street, Subryanville, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and pleaded not guilty to the offense which alleged that on March 6, 2015 on James and Curtis Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, Mars had a .32 pistol along with 11 matching rounds of ammunition in his possession, while not being the holder of a gun licence.

The Prosecution’s facts stated that a police patrol which was in receipt of information that Mars was in possession of an unlicensed firearm, went to Albouystown and searched him. The search allegedly revealed the firearm and ammunition in his right side pocket.

Police Prosecutor Bharrat Mangru said Mars at the time of the search told officers that he was a licensed firearm holder. However, an investigation was carried which revealed that this was false.

Attorney Peter Hugh who represented the accused said his facts about the discovery of the weapon and ammunition differed from that presented by the prosecution.

Hugh claimed that at the time of his client’s arrest, he was in the company of a group of persons and that the firearm was found some distance away on a grass parapet.

Magistrate Azore told the court that the prosecution was unable to prove their case and as such dismissed the matter.

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