Teenager facing gun charge
A teenaged boy allegedly found with a pipe gun is set to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.
The 16-year-old boy has been charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and possession of an offensive weapon (flick knife).
He was held while police were carrying out an operation at Valerie Land, Brittons Hill, St Michael on Thursday.
According to police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch, while police were carrying out the operation, the teenager was seen with other persons and ran, but was pursued and caught.
A search of the bag in his presence revealed a pipe gun, while a black flick knife was also discovered in his pants pocket.