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Man charged after pistol found in Dartford gym locker

A man has been charged with possessing a firearm found inside a customer locker at a gym in Dartford.

The pistol and ammunition for it were located at the premises in Darenth Road on the evening of Wednesday 30 October 2019.

A Kent Police officer attended the location and seized the items the same day.

Freddie Bell, 22, of Patterdale Road, Dartford, was arrested on Monday 18 November following an investigation by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, and has since been charged with possessing a firearm and 10 rounds of ammunition.

Mr Bell has been remanded in custody and was due to appear before Medway magistrates on 19 November.