Four men charged with firearms offences - Luton

25/06/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Bedfordshire Police’s Operation Boson team to charge four men with firearms offences.

Details of the four men and their charges are as follows:

  • Deon Ellis, aged 25, of Fallowfield, Luton, has been charged with possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm/60cm - prohibited weapon, the shortening a smooth-bore gun barrel of a Section 1 firearm, possession on a controlled class B drug - namely cannabis, and the assault of a designated/accredited person - namely a detention officer.
  • Dylan Beckford, aged 18, of Hallwicks Road, Luton, has been charged with possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm/60cm - prohibited weapon, and shortening a smooth-bore gun barrel of a Section 1 firearm.
  • Alexander Myers, aged 22, of Corncastle Road, Luton, has been charged with possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm/60cm - prohibited weapon, and shortening a smooth-bore gun barrel of a Section 1 firearm.
  • Victor Martin, aged 44, of Russell Rise, Luton, has been charged with possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm/60cm - prohibited weapon, and shortening a smooth-bore gun barrel of a Section 1 firearm.

All four men were arrested on Monday, 23 June 2014, at an address in Russell Rise by members of the Operation Boson Team.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Bedfordshire Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against the four men.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Bedfordshire Police to charge the men with various offences.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

All four men were remanded in custody to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court this morning, Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

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