Carpenter who “found gun while digging yard”, remanded


Thirty-two-year old Paul Bishop was today (Friday) hauled before the Chief Magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a gun related charge.

Bishop, who ply his trade as a carpenter denied the allegation that was made out against him when he stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

The court heard that the Freeman Street, Albouystown resident, on October 9, had a .32 pistol in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence at the time.

The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, police ranks acting on information carried out a search on the defendant while he was in the Freeman Street, Albouystown area, when the unlicenced weapon was found on his person.

According to reports, the accused was on a pedal cycle when he was confronted by the lawmen and had confessed in an oral statement that he had found the revolver while he was “digging in the front yard”.

Further, police prosecutor Richard Harris objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the serious nature of the charge.

The prosecution’s submission was upheld by the Chief Magistrate, who later remanded Bishop to prison until October, 31.


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