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Corruption charges for Munster Road detainees

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The police sergeant and the businessman implicated in the Munster Road gun-and-ammunition find have been remanded on corruption charges.

Sergeant Russell Robinson and businessman Garnett Pennington appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

They are to return to court on March 29 to answer to the charge of breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.

Russell is alleged to have asked the police party which was apprehending him to free him and allow him to run off.

Pennington is alleged to have offered to pay a policeman to free him after a gun was found in furniture at a house he occupied and hundreds of rounds of illegal ammunition were found at his shop.

Robinson and Pennington are to return to the Gun Court today on charges relating to 19 firearms and 10,000 rounds of ammunition that were stolen from the police armoury.

Their two alleged accomplices - Charles Morris and David Blagrove - will also appear in the Gun Court.

Worked at armoury

Morris, Blagove and Robinson worked at the police armoury.

Bail applications will be made when the four appear in court today. Robinson is charged with 18 counts illegal possession of firearm; one count of breaching the Corruption Prevention Act; one count illegal possession of ammunition and one count storehouse breaking and larceny.

Pennington is charged with one count breaching the Corruption Prevention Act; one count illegal possession of firearm; one count illegal possession of ammunition and one count aiding and abetting storehouse breaking and larceny.

Morris is facing 18 counts illegal possession of firearm; one count illegal possession of ammunition and one count aiding and abetting storehouse breaking and larceny.

Blagrove is also facing 18 counts illegal possession of firearm; one count illegal possession of ammunition and one count aiding and abetting storehouse breaking and larceny.