Men charged after Sydenham shooting

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El Cid
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Men charged after Sydenham shooting

Post by El Cid » 1 Nov 2019 07:02

This report was in the News Shopper.

Two young men from Lewisham have been charged with gun possession in relation to the death of a man in Sydenham who accidentally shot himself.

A 25-year-old died on Venner Road last month from gunshot wounds after an apparent attempt to shoot another person backfired.

Daniel Newhouse and Tai Simpson, both 22, have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of another firearm.

Simpson was also charged with threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.


Tarique Williams, also 22, of no fixed abode, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Police declared the 25-year-old's death to be 'non-suspicious'.

Witnesses in the area said they had heard reports the man had accidentally shot himself.

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