Man in court over housing officers shot evicting Brixton tenant

tenantriskverification July 11, 2013 0

by: Alain Tolhurst


A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after two housing officials were shot in Brixton trying to evict a tenant.

Andrew Stephenson, 50, of Strathleven Road, will appear at appear at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court today to face seven counts in all, including ‘possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life’.

The charges come after a 59-year-old income officer for Metropolitan Housing was shot in the knee after entering a property in Strathleven Road on Wednesday morning.

She was accompanied by a bailiff, also 59, who suffered gunshot wounds to the hip and leg.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Service said yesterday both were taken to a south London hospital for treatment where they remain in stable, non-life-threatening conditions.

This article was written by  Alain Tolhurst  and originally published on london24

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