Teen held on firearm charge

A Port Elizabeth teenager was arrested for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition early yesterday.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said police were alerted by a resident about a youth, 19, walking in Scholtz Street, Bloemendal, allegedly with a gun.

The youth tried to flee when he was spotted by Bethelsdorp police on patrol at about 3.45am.

Police gave chase and swiftly caught up with the teen, who was allegedly found in possession of a 9mm pistol and ammunition.

He is due to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court today.

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