first_imgWhen he appeared before principal Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday morning, 24-year-old David Austin pleaded not guilty to the offence with which he was charged:- an allegation that on December 1, 2017, he had in his possession one .38 revolver whilst he was not the owner of a firearm licence in force at the time.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, police on mobile patrol in the Albouystown area spotted the defendant sitting on a push cart acting in a suspicious manner. They approached him and conducted a search on his person, unearthing the gun in a shoulder bag belonging to the accused.He was subsequently taken into police custody and charged with the offence.The court prosecutor objected to bail being granted on the basis of the prevalence and seriousness of the offence, a position which was upheld by the presiding magistrate.Austin will remain incarcerated pending the outcome of the trial, which is expected to commence on December 11, 2017.last_img read more