Elderly man remanded on gun charge

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At almost 70 years of age, Leslie Carlton Orr has found himself locked up for possession of a gun for which the police allege he has no licence.
The Law Pasture resident pleaded not guilty to possession of the .38 rifle when he appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Since magistrates have no power to grant bail for gun offences, and his trial is now set for September 26, he was remanded pending the outcome of the case.
However, the elderly man, who is represented by Leon Chaku Symister, is expected to be seeking bail from a judge in the High Court this week.
According to the charge filed against Orr, it was on June 29 that the police went to his home and found the weapon during a search.
Subsequent investigations revealed that the accused did not have a firearm user’s licence as required under the Firearms Act.

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