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Camberwell man to be jailed after advice on ‘repairing a firearm’ was caught on secret police recordings

A Camberwell man is facing a jail sentence after repairing an illegal gun and giving advice on using the gun.

Danny Harle, 26, was convicted on Monday (February 7) of possession of a firearm with intent to enable another to endanger life.

He had previously pleaded guilty to the supply and possession with intent to supply Class B controlled drugs after being found with cannabis.

Harle will appear for sentencing at the same court next Friday (February 18).

It comes after Harle was identified by police as a person of interest following a shooting in Herne Hill in September 2020, and carried out secret recording as part of their investigation into him.

Cannabis seized by police

Harle was visited on October 2020 by someone who had a gun and wanted advice on how to stop it jamming. Recordings showed him giving advice on using the correct ammunition, and that he had managed to unjam the gun.

He also gave advice on how to enable a successful shooting, telling the person to “grease it every time you go out there”.

He was found not guilty of two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after the Herne Hill shooting in September 2020.

Cannabis seized by police

Detective Constable Mick Grimshaw, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Throughout this investigation we found that Harle put others in danger in order to further his illegal enterprise.

“There can be no doubt that Harle is a man with little regard for the safety of those around him. He was documented quite clearly ‘repairing’ an illegal firearm for another person and advising them how to carry out future shootings. This man’s potential to not only harm others, but to school other criminals in committing other acts of violence is untold.

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“I hope that today’s verdict demonstrates the Met’s commitment to pursuing individuals such as Harle and bringing forward robust case files which will result in custodial sentences for people as dangerous as this man.”

 

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