London man faces firearms charges in court after armed police incident in Essex street

Armed police. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Armed police. Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Su Anderson

A 34-year-old man from south London appeared in court today charged with possessing a shotgun and dangerous driving following an incident in Kelvedon on Monday.

Lee Ash, 34 and of Sydenham Hill, Lewisham, also faced charges of possessing a shotgun without a certificate or licence, failing to stop after a crash and driving without insurance.

He appeared before magistrates in Hendon via video link this morning.

Ash was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Harrow Crown Court, on a date to be confirmed.

The charges are in connection with an incident where armed police officers in Essex pulled over a vehicle.

Several police cars and dog units were sent to St Mary’s Square in Kelvedon following reports of a crash on Monday, August 14.

Met Police officers were also at the scene, after pursuing the vehicle on the A12.

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No-one is believed to have been seriously hurt in the crash.

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