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Policeman takes FLA to court over revocation of licence

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 9:50 AM

Supreme Court Judge Courtney Daye has given the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) 45 days in which to return the licensed firearm of police constable Sancho Summerville.

Summerville's firearm was withheld by the FLA on March 12 when he went to renew his licence on the grounds that there was adverse trace on him.

He contends, in court documents filed this month, that when he made enquiries as to what were the adverse trace he got no response.

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, who is representing Summerville, went to the Supreme Court yesterday and made an application for the return of the firearm.

Wildman also made an application for judicial review to quash the FLA’s decision.

Daye, in making an order for the return of the firearm, granted the application for judicial review and ordered that the matter must be heard expeditiously.

Summerville was recently re-enlisted in the police force for another five years and contends that he has an excellent record of good character.

Attorney-at-law Carlton Melbourne, who is representing the FLA, had opposed the application.

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