Chef in ‘hot water’ after gun, ammo found in mining camp

first_imgThe tables have turned for a chef, who has now found himself in hot water after Police found an unlicensed shotgun along with live cartridges at the mining camp where he works.Reports are that ranks of F Division (Interior locations) received reports that someone at the mining camp had an illegal weapon. The ranks descended on the camp at Kupang Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) at about 10:00h on Friday and found the man alone.A search was conducted on the mining camp and the police found an unlicensed shotgun along with 29 live cartridges and an empty cartridge casing. The 38-year-old chef was immediately taken into Police custody where he is said to be co-operating with the police in their investigation.In February of this year, the police arrested a miner who was found with an unlicensed revolver along with matching rounds of ammunition at Obama Road, Upper Mazaruni.Reports are that the ranks at the time were acting on information when they conducted a search on the miner and found the .38 revolver along with 10 matching rounds of ammunition.Also last month, a shopkeeper was also taken into Police custody when he was found to be in possession of a shotgun at the Makari Landing, Upper Mazaruni River.The Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man was observed by ranks who were on patrol duties to be acting in a suspicious manner.While he was being approached, he was seen throwing a long object into some nearby bushes. When the said object was retrieved, it was found to be an unlicensed gun.last_img read more

Harry Redknapp tells West Ham: Win FA Cup to give Upton Park perfect send off

first_imgHarry Redknapp has called for West Ham to leave Upton Park on a high by lifting the FA Cup.The London club will leave their home of over 100 years for the Olympic Stadium in Stratford at the end of the season.Under new boss Slaven Bilic, the Hammers are enjoying one of their most promising seasons in recent memory, with the team currently sitting in seventh place and just seven points adrift of the top four.They’re hopes of silverware are still intact, too. After their remarkable replay victory over Liverpool, they next face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the fifth round on Sunday.And former manager Redknapp believes winning the famous trophy would be the perfect end to their residency at ‘the old Boleyn’.“It’s the last year at Upton Park and it would be great to go out on a high and celebrate by winning the FA Cup,” Redknapp, who guided Portsmouth to FA Cup glory in 2008, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They’re a very good side and I like the look of them, they’ve been excellent.“It’s amazing that they’re no longer going to be at the old Boleyn, all my memories of my life from when I was about 14 or 15 go back there.“There’s nowhere like it, it’s a great atmosphere there. Those midweek games at Upton Park when all the fans are singing ‘Bubbles’, it really takes some beating.“It’s a great place and a tough place to play too, the fans could give you some stick back in the day!“The new stadium is going to be great for them, it’s going to take West Ham to another level, but I’d like to see them go out with a cup win under their belt.”last_img read more