Man appears in court charged with firearms offences

A man has appeared before magistrates in Newcastle today (Monday 6 January) after he was charged in connection with a firearms incident in Tean in November 2013.

Nadeem Mohammed, 27, of Hose Street, Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with conspiring to commit robbery, possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a bladed weapon. He was remanded in custody to appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Monday 27 January.

Mohammed was arrested in the Stoke-on-Trent area on Friday 3 January along with a second man, a 25-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent, who remains on bail pending further inquiries.

The incident happened at around 8.20pm on Thursday 28 November when it was reported that four masked men attempted to break into a house in Gorsty Hill, Tean. The householder was able to defend himself and the offenders made off.

Detectives are continuing with a detailed and thorough investigation into the incident.

They are still keen to hear from anyone who may have any information and ask them to ring 101 quoting incident 704 of 28 November 2013. Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.