UPDATE: Pair in court charged with Brixton air gun shooting

Two Brixton men are due in court today over an air gun attack that left a 29-year-old man collapsed outside the Dogstar pub, Coldharbour Lane.

The victim was found by police at 3.15am on Monday with injuries including an air gun wound to the leg.

Navre Dacres, 55, of Clifford Drive, Brixton, was charged with actual bodily harm (ABH) and Roland Walker, 31, also of Clifford Drive was charged with ABH and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear and violence. They were due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court today.

The seriously injured victim collapsed in front of the Dogstar pub, on the corner of Atlantic Road and Coldharbour Lane, at 3.15am. Police believe he was shot with the air weapon in Somerleyton Road, near Corry Drive, before making his way to Coldharbour Lane to find help.

He has since been released from hospital.

The Dogstar Twitter feed said said the man “stumbled up” and collapsed on the doorstep at about 3am, though the incident had nothing to do with the pub.

A post by the bar on the Twitter website at 3.45am said: “A man collapsed with a serious injury on our doorstep. It had nothing to do with @DogstarBrixton, but ended here. We wish him well.”

In another message at 4am today the Dogstar wrote: “Police still here but he seemingly was shot in leg and had head injuries, etc. But he’s alive.”

The victim was reportedly wearing only tracksuit trousers when he collapsed in the street.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service attend to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.  He has been taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.” They later said they thought the wound had been inflicted by an airgun.

Trident gang command has been made aware of the incident.


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