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Man to face no further action over possession of firearm in Purford Green

Crime / Sat 19th Jun 2021 at 03:36pm

Update: Saturday June 19th

Statement from Essex Police

A 26 year-old man arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including criminal damage, threats to kill, possession of a firearm and sending an offensive communication has been told he will face no further action.

Update: 

A 26-year-old man from Harlow was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including criminal damage, threats to kill, possession of a firearm and sending an offensive communication.

He has been bailed until 1 June. 

Original story from February

A NUMBER of police units attended at a house in Harlow after report of a firearm being there.

Two police units attended followed by a forensic team who spent some time at the location.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called with reports of a firearm being found in a shed in Purford Green, Harlow, shortly after 11am today, Monday 22 February.

“We attended and found a decommissioned handgun. 

“The item is now being dealt with by firearm experts”. 

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2 Comments for Man to face no further action over possession of firearm in Purford Green:

David Forman
2021-06-20 17:31:34

Essex Police stated the handgun was "decommissioned" and therefore one would assume not capable of firing a bullet. I wonder if the police have examined the suspect's internet search history to see if he was trying to get the firearm recommissioned or trying to learn how to do so himself?

Someone with a brain
2021-06-20 20:14:41

David, It doesn’t matter what his intent was - he didn’t go through with anything to warrant that level of scrutiny from the police. He was caught and a realistic firearm has been taken off the street... that’s a win in my view. Firearms should not be on the street in civilian possession. Only those trained with proper certification and knowledge of safety and handling should be able to possess them, and only when needed... Fact of the matter is, you’re out for blood. When sometimes a slap on the wrist is enough...

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