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B e f o r e :
SIR BRIAN LEVESON
MR JUSTICE TURNER
MRS JUSTICE MAY DBE
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"I am emailing on behalf of the above prisoner, currently residing in HMP Belmarsh. He has requested that his court appearance be rescheduled due to the fact he has no representation. Due to the fact he is a multi unlock prisoner, he has not been able to access the phone to speak to his legal team."
"On the 17th of January I had a navy blue or black X5. Inside, on the front passenger seat, I had a shotgun. It was wrapped in a black hoodie and left on the front passenger seat. I gave the keys to someone named Gerald. Later that day the car was gone and I was told two or three people got arrested. I came to confess it was mine."
"The issue as to firearm is possession. Whether or not Mejabor may have had possession of a firearm earlier, the issue for trial was whether the jury could be sure that you did, together with Tahiri, at the time your car was stopped. The evidence that you did was overwhelming. First, the car had only been stolen on the day before. Second, Tahiri accepted that a knife in the door pocket by the driver's seat was his, and the hunting knife in a black rucksack in the front passenger seat well had your DNA on it. Possession of the gun in this case depends centrally upon whether you knew the gun was there. It was in a cloth bag. The bag was not hidden. It was found in the front passenger footwell alongside the rucksack containing the knife with your DNA on it. It is inconceivable that you would not have looked inside this bag. Moreover, Mejabor said he had left it on the seat. If so, you or Tahiri must have moved it to the footwell, leaving no realistic possibility that one of you would not have looked within it. Finally, as the judge said, the evidence of the knives and a can of petrol in the boot of what was a diesel car, was material which suggested you were jointly on a mission which involved going out equipped for violence. The presence of a shotgun was consistent with this. You were charged jointly with Hardy, who had a previous conviction for possession of a firearm."
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