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Hendon man pleads guilty following reports of shooting in October

Faruk Ismail of Brent Street pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence

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Police responded to reports of a shooting in Hendon on October 17th – (Credit – Met Police)

A man pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm last week following an incident in Hendon last month.

Faruk Ismail, 46, of Brent Street, was arrested on October 17th after police responded to reports of a shooting in Hendon and carried out a search of the area. 

He was located at an address on Brent Steet, where police also found an imitation firearm. There are no reported injuries.

Ismail pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday (16th November). He will be sentenced on 17th January 2024. 

Detective Inspector Marcus Jones, from the Specialist Crime Command, praised the police officers who responded to the incident saying: “The response by officers – who attended reports of a shooting, without knowing what they might face – resulted in Ismail being detained as quickly as possible.

“This effort, and the subsequent investigation by my team, left him with no other choice but to plead guilty.

“We know that this incident caused a lot of concern in the local area and I hope that this swift conviction will reassure the community, as well as highlighting how seriously we take these matters.”


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