FIVE men have been charged after a shotgun was found when armed police stopped two cars in New Addington. Officers from Trident, the Met's gun crime unit, stopped a Ford Focus and a BMW in Westcott Close off Lodge Lane at 6.15pm on Tuesday. Three men were arrested immediately and three others fled. Two were later caught and it is understood one remains at large. A sawn-off shotgun and two rounds of ammunition were recovered from the back seat of the BMW. All five men have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning (Thursday). They are: Edward Ephraim, 30, of Lennard Road, Croydon Aaron Leacock, 26, of Starling Close, Croydon Tyrone McNeish, 29, of Guinness Trust, Kennington Jason Pindi, 28, of Hardam House, Tulse Hill Patrick Otim, 25 of Cudham Drive, New Addington.
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