Stratford man charged with assisting offender following alleged attempted murder of PCSO


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A man has been charged with assisting an offender following the alleged attempted murder of a PCSO.

Scott Nelson, 26, of Wharton Road, Stratford, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on March 11 charged with assisting an offender and the possession of a prohibited weapon.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey next Wednesday.

A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was allegedly shot at when giving chase to a group of men in Hackney’s Pembury Estate on April 5 last year but not injured.

Mubarak Shaibu, 24, of Amhurst Road, Lower Clapton, is due to appear at Thames Valley Magistrates’ Court in connection with the alleged incident.

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He will face charges of attempted murder and possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent when he appears in the dock on March 25.

Last month a 17-year-old boy appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on February 11 charged with possessing a firearm.

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