Kraaifontein man held on gun charge

Kraaifontein police arrested a 25-year-old suspect with a gun and ammunition

A 25-year-old Kraaifontein man will appear in the Blue Down’s Magistrate’s Court this week, on charges relating to the illegal possession of a gun and ammunition.

Kraaifontein police spokesman Captain Hein Hendricks said officers had responded to reports, on Friday, of a man carrying a gun in Orchard Street, Scottsville.

The man fled when he saw the officers, Captain Hendricks said.

“Police caught the suspect inside his Dahlia Street home in Scottsville and the house was searched,” said Captain Hendricks.

The suspect was arrested after police allegedly found an unlicensed firearm and 48 rounds of ammunition in the house.