Police appeal over firearms offences in Tilbury

ESSEX Police are looking to trace a potential witness to an incident in Tilbury.

Officers were contacted shortly after 10am on Friday, November 24 with reports of a car fire in Albany Road. At around 10.10am, there were reports a fireman had been seen and shots fired.

They would like to speak to a woman was seen in the area at the time who might have seen what happened and have information that could assist with the investigation. She was wearing a black bobble hat with a purple bobble.

She is asked to contact Dc Owen Clements at Grays CID on 101, or alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Lord Curtis Lodge, 29, of Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, was charged with possession of a firearm in a public place, attempted arson and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life. He is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on December 22.

A 26-year-old woman arrested in connection with the same alleged incident has been released under investigation.

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