Lambeth men jailed for firearms offences
November 11, 2014, 5:55 pm
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.
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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.
Upon sentencing McNamee and Foster, the judge commended the officer in the case and the investigation.
Detective Inspector Paul Dorey, Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “The arrest and conviction of McNamee and Foster demonstrates Trident’s continued commitment to target dangerous offenders concerned in gangs, firearm criminality and serious youth violence.
“This successful prosecution also highlights the dangers posed to unarmed police officers and their bravery in confronting armed criminals who pose a high risk to the local community.
“I hope that the sentence given to McNamee and Foster will send a clear message to those concerned in gang crime that Trident does everything in its power to protect local communities from their violence and bring them before the courts to receive justice.”