Further information has emerged on the man accused of breaching firearm certificate conditions at Earl’s Court Tube Station.
A report by the Evening Standard back in May reveals that the (then-unnamed) 35-yr-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a firearm while drunk in a public place, possession of a bladed article, and possession of ammunition in a public place.
“The alarm was raised by a fellow passenger in the early hours of Saturday morning, on the District Line train near Earl’s Court,” the newspaper reported. It seems the unidentified passenger pulled the emergency communication handle after spotting “weapons” in the man’s possession.
Carl Draper, a 35-yr-old man of Lakeside Drive, Brent, London, was due in 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.
UK Shooting News’ author is very busy these days (change of job) so time available for chasing these important stories up is short. However, this is one I will not let slide. Anyone with more information about the case who is reading this, please leave a comment below.
Thanks to commenter Graham for spotting the Evening Standard report and mentioning it in the comments on the earlier story.