Man charged following shooting incident - Luton

30/06/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Bedfordshire Police to charge a man with firearms offences.

Lewis Stansfield, aged 19, from Hanswick Road, Luton has been charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life, and possession of a firearm without a certificate.

The charges relate to a shooting incident, which is alleged to have taken place in Devon Road, Luton at about 11.20pm on Saturday, 28 June 2014, where shots were fired at the windows of a house.  No-one was injured during the incident.

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 Lewis Stansfield.

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

"The charges relate to a shooting incident, which took place on 28 June 2014, in Luton.

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

Stansfield has been remanded in custody to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court this morning, Monday, 30 June 2014.

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