Two Men Jailed For Firearms Offences

11th November 2014

Two men associated with a Lambeth gang have been jailed for a total of 18 years for firearms offences.

Shaquille McNamee, 20 (25.3.94) of Corry Drive, Brixton, and Trey Foster, 20, (21.10.94) of Church Green, Myatts Field South SW9, each received nine years' imprisonment.

They were jailed on Monday, 10 November at Inner London Crown after being found guilty on Friday, 11 July. Both men were convicted of one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon, namely an unloaded self-loading pistol. Foster had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a lock knife.

Their conviction follows a proactive operation by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Trident Gang Crime Command.

On Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at 11:00hrs unarmed Trident plain clothes officers were conducting an operation in the area of the Somerleyton Estate in Brixton.

The Trident officers noticed two men acting suspiciously in Loughborough Park. When they approached them to investigate further, the men split up.

As the officers approached Foster he pulled out a large lock knife from the waistband area of his clothing. He was tackled and detained, with one officer being injured in the process.

McNamee was also detained and a search of the area he was seen to leave revealed a plastic bag containing a firearm - a self-loading pistol that was wrapped in a cloth.

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