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JM | Nov 30, 2022

Opposition MP Phillip Paulwell’s ‘lost gun’ case put off until December 7

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Phillip Paulwell, People’s National Party member of parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal. (Photo: Facebook @Phillip.Paulwell)

Phillip Paulwell, member of parliament (MP) for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal, had his gun case put off until December 7.

Paulwell, who was charged for the loss of his licensed firearm, appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday when he was mentioned.

When the case was brought before Senior Parish Magistrate Lori-Ann Cole-Montague, it was discovered that a report was missing.

FIREARM STOLEN IN JULY

As a result, the magistrate ordered Paulwell to return to court on December 7.

Earlier this month, Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn ruled that Paulwell be charged with losing his licensed firearm through negligence.

The MP’s firearm was stolen in July, during what he said was an emergency stop.

Paulwell reported that, when he returned to his vehicle, he saw that one of the windows was smashed and the pouch containing his firearm was gone.

The MP said he reported the matter to the police and also provided a full report to the Firearm Licensing Authority.

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