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GUN RAID: Teen charged after police seize weapons at Stanmore home

 Published on: 20th August 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A teenager from Stanmore has been charged after officers a shotgun, two handguns and ammunition at a residential address.

Hrithik Sakaria, 19, of Ruth Close, and a 38-year-old woman were arrested following detectives from the Northwest Proactive Team, based at Wembley police station, executing a search warrant under the Firearms Act on Monday, August 19.

During the search the officers recovered a shotgun, two suspected handguns and ammunition inside the house.

The teenager will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, September 20 with the unlawful possession of a shotgun, two handguns and ammunition.

The woman has been released under investigation.

DC Oliver Kotis from the North West Command Unit, said: “We are determined to take weapons out of the hands of criminals. Proactive operations like this help keep our communities safe and may even save lives. I am sure every right thinking person will be both relieved and pleased with this successful operation and the seizure of these suspected weapons.

“This result highlights the efforts of local officers who have been working hard over the busy summer period to tackle violence and related crime. We will deal robustly with those who do cause disruption, carry weapons and pose a threat to the safety of others.”

“The public have a huge part to play when it comes to preventing crime and protecting London’s communities. You can give information about crime that has been committed or potentially save a life, by providing information about someone involved in violence, criminal gangs or who may be carrying a weapon.”

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