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Man charged with multiple offences


Man charged with multiple offences

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A CHRIST CHURCH man is expected to appear in court tomorrow to face a range of charges including assault, possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Police say 26-year-old Leon Garfield Lawrence of Cane Vale was arrested after officers went to Silver Hill, Christ Church to conduct an operation on March 15.

It is alleged that “during the operation police officers were assaulted by Lawrence who was armed with a firearm”. 

In a release, acting assistant superintendent David Welch said: “A police officer in his defence fired his service firearm.  Lawrence was eventually detained and was found suffering from a deep cut to his right heel. He was barefooted.”

Arising from this incident, Lawrence was charged with two counts of assaulting police officers, illegal possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking, illegal possession of firearm unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of two empty magazines.

In an unrelated matter, Lawrence has also been charged with serious bodily harm and unlawful use of a firearm

 He is expected to appear at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. (PR/NB)