Man charged with Covid-19 offence after 'firing gun outside Birmingham takeaway'

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A man accused of firing a gun outside a Birmingham takeaway has been charged with a coronavirus offence.

He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today

Akeel Mughal is alleged to have approached people outside a takeaway on Stratford Road in Sparkhill brandishing a handgun.

He is said to have discharged the gun several times before making off from the scene on Sunday. Nobody was injured.

The 30-year-old, of Fosbrooke Road, in Small Heath, has been charged with possessing a firearm with the intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a firearm.

He has also been charged with a Covid-19-related offence of contravening requirements as to restrictions of movement during an emergency.

Mughal was due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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