Four men charged following gun battle with police in Forest Gate

PUBLISHED: 11:29 29 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 29 July 2018

Four men have been charged following a shootout in Forest Gate. Picture: Jon King

Four men have been charged following a shootout in Forest Gate. Picture: Jon King

Jon King

Four men have been charged with three attempted murders and weapons offences after police were involved in a gun battle in Forest Gate.

Shots were fired at armed response unit officers from a BMW before officers returned fire in Lascelles Close on Thursday just before midnight.

No-one was hurt in the exchange and one firearm was recovered from the vehicle.

Nathaniel Lewis, 22, of Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, Darnell Joseph-Newill, 21, Willis Road, Plaistow, and Troy Ifill, 21, of Torrens Square, Stratford, and Lekan Akinsoji, 20, of no fixed address, have each been charged with three counts of attempted murder, possession of a shotgun, possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life and possession of an axe and a “zombie knife”.

Akinsoji and Lewis have also been charged with possession of a firearm following a suspended sentence.

They are all in custody and are due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday).

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Newham Recorder