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Two charged following firearms incidents in Newham

News   •   Aug 29, 2017 15:53 BST

Detectives investigating number of recent firearms incidents in Newham Borough have charged two men.

[A] Awadeh Saleh, 18 (28.05.99) of Chesterton Terrace, E13 and [B] Cameron Johnson, 19 (30.08.97) of Frinton Road, E6 were charged on Monday, 28 August with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and taking and driving away

Saleh was also charged with disqualified driving and no insurance.

Johnson has also been charged with possession of a firearm of length less than 30cm / 60cm (prohibited weapon).

Both appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday, 28 August.

The men were arrested on Sunday, 27 August when Trident detectives - supported by officers from Newham Borough and the Specialist Firearms Command - carried out search warrants at addresses in Plaistow and East Ham and arrested two men [A] and [B] - in connection with three recent incidents. Both were subsequently charged as above.

The incidents relating to their charges are:
- two men shot in Viking Gardens, E5 at around 19:20hrs on Thursday, 24 August;
- the discharge of a shotgun in Barking Road, E16 at around 16:10hrs on Thursday, 24 August; no reports of any injuries;
- two men shot in Prince Regents Lane, E16 at around 15:50hrs on Saturday, 26 August.

Anyone with any information about gun crime in Newham Borough, or any witnesses to any recent incidents that haven't spoken to police, are urged to contact the Trident and Area Crime Command via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.