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Old Kent Road shooting: man charged with attempted murder

Two men appeared at Tower Bridge Magistrates Court on Friday in connection with the bank holiday Monday shooting incident in the Old Kent Road.

23-year old Bhamian Abujaber Gayle has been charged with the attempted murder of a 30-year-old woman in the Old Kent Road on Monday 27 August, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, attempting to obtain a UK Passport by deception.

Gayle, who is self-employed and lives in Norwood, was also charged with possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life on Thursday 30 August.

Unemployed Robert Tate, 24, of Battersea, also appeared at Tower Bridge Magistrates Court on Friday charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life on Thursday 30 August and entering the UK in breach of a deportation order.

Both were remanded in custody and appear on 7 December at the Central Criminal Court.

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