Man held on gun charges

Manenberg police spokesman Captain Ian Bennett said police patrolling near Pecos Road had heard gunshots.

They saw a man running down the road with a gun in his hands and chased after him.

When found at an address in Pecos Road, he was still holding the firearm.

An additional charge relating to the possession of a prohibited gun would also be added to the charges as the serial number had been filed off.

The man appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Friday April 6.