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Anton Edinborough

Two men, of St Mary’s, Moruga, are to appear in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court charged with gun related offences

Anton Edinborough, 24, and Bradley Patterson, 26, have been charged with:

Shooting with intent

Possession of a firearm

Possession of a firearm to endanger life

Possession of ammunition

Possession of ammunition to endanger life

A police release said the charges were laid by PC Ramberran on Wednesday as a result of an incident which occurred last month.

The statement said around 1.30 pm on February, 21, a 49-year-old man was driving his vehicle along Vernon Joseph Street, San Fernando.

On reaching the junction of the triangle at St. Joseph Village, a gold coloured Nissan Almera vehicle, which was heading in the opposite direction pulled in front of him and collided with his vehicle.

An armed man alighted from the passenger side of the Almera and pointed the firearm at him.

Upon hearing loud explosions, the 49-year-old reversed his vehicle and went to the Marabella Police Station.

A report was made and officers conducted enquiries which led to an anti-crime exercise being conducted the day after.

During the exercise, a gold-coloured Nissan Almera was recovered at a residence on Rochard Douglas Road, St. Mary’s, and a 26-year-old suspect was detained.

He was later released pending enquiries.

A second suspect was arrested last Saturday during a road traffic exercise in Moruga while the first suspect was re-arrested on Tuesday after further enquiries were conducted.

They were both subsequently charged for the offences.