Norbury teen admits carrying fake firearm at Wimbledon station

Police shut down Wimbledon Station while they arrested two teenagers on Sunday

Police shut down Wimbledon Station while they arrested two teenagers on Sunday

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A teenager pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm at Wimbledon station in court.

Philippe Valapinee, of Norbury, Croydon, was arrested at Wimbledon Station on Sunday, 6 April following reports of a firearms incident.

Armed officers were called to the station at 4.27pm on Sunday, April 6 and arrested Valapinee and another 18-year-old man.

There are no reports shots were fired or anyone was injured.

The second man was later released with no further action.

Valapinee admitted the offence at Wimbledon Magistrates Court yesterday.

He was bailed, to return for sentencing on April 23.

Police are hunting for a third man who was also reported to be at the scene.

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10:33am Wed 9 Apr 14

motomoto says...

The guy was lucky he didn't get shot although he probably thinks it's all a big joke........another "wannabe gangster" who will probably be facing a custodial sentence if he has any other convictions.......so
me youths never learn !
The guy was lucky he didn't get shot although he probably thinks it's all a big joke........another "wannabe gangster" who will probably be facing a custodial sentence if he has any other convictions.......so me youths never learn ! motomoto
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