Man charged for gun offence

Update: 12.25pm: Seymour Patrick Ramsay, 37, appeared in Summary Court Tuesday, charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm.

He was remanded in custody for a bail application, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 July.

A 37-year-old man has been charged and is due in court in connection with the recovery of a firearm and ammunition in George Town last week.

Police stopped a vehicle in North Sound Road around 1.30am Friday, 6 July. As they stopped the vehicle one of the occupants ran off and was chased on foot by officers. He was arrested a short distance away and a firearm and ammunition were subsequently recovered.

The man has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ganja. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday, 10 July.

The other two men arrested following the incident have been released on police bail while enquiries continue.