A firearm certificate holder has appeared in court after allegedly breaching the safe storage condition on his FAC – at London’s Earls Court Underground station.
Carl Draper, a 35-yr-old man of Lakeside Drive, Brent, London, was arrested on 14th May this year at the busy London Underground station. His case was listed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 13th September.
He is accused of: failure to comply with the statutory secure storage condition on his firearm certificate; possessing a knife in a public place without lawful authority or good reason; and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place – a knife.
The police force that arrested and charged Draper was the British Transport Police, which has little or no corporate knowledge of firearms licensing law, being a private police force with no firearms licensing department of its own.
UK Shooting News will be enquiring after Draper’s case and reporting more. Readers with knowledge of the case are encouraged to get in touch.