A MAN has been charged as part of an investigation into a violent incident in Corringham.
It was reported that an armed man had entered a home in Laburnham Drive shortly after 10am on 6 April and threatened the family inside. One man sustained a head injury which required treated in hospital.
Thankfully, one of the occupants was able to leave the home and alert police to the incident. The intruder then left the home.
Two people were arrested on Saturday, 15 April.
Belay Zeine, 31 of Ixworth Place, London SW3, has now been charged with robbery in a dwelling, two counts of false imprisonment, possession of imitation firearm whilst committing an offence according to Schedule 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 and assault.
He appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Monday 17 April.
No pleas were entered, and he is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on May 15.
A 58-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate has been released on bail until June.
Anyone with information or CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage of the incident should let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
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Alternatively, you can call us on 101.
Please cite incident 291 of April 6.