Three men charged over drugs and firearms in Belvedere raid

Three men have been charged with drug and firearms offences following a search of a car and property in Belvedere.

Kent Police said they stopped a vehicle they suspected of being involved in drugs supply in Picardy Road, Belvedere on Wednesday, November 11.

Inside, they found several wraps of drugs, believed by officers to be cocaine, and two occupants were arrested.

Following enquiries, officers then searched a property in Ruskin Road, Belvedere where they found drug paraphernalia, a pistol and ammunition. A further man was arrested.

The following three men have now been charged:

Andrew Court, 55 from Ruskin Road, Belvedere was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a licence and conspiracy to supply a class A drug.

Keir Ratcliffe, 33 from Nursery Road in Meopham was later charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a licence and conspiracy to supply a class A drug.

John Murrell, 59 from Symons Avenue, Chatham was charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug.

All have been remanded in custody and due to appear at Medway Magistrates Court on Friday 13 November 2020.

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