Dagenham trio to stand trial for gun offences

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

A group of three men from Dagenham will stand trial later this year accused of gun crimes.

The group from Dagenham denied possessing firearms and ammunition without a license (Pic: PA)

The group from Dagenham denied possessing firearms and ammunition without a license (Pic: PA) - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Daniel Geoffrey Hart, 35, of Norfolk Road, James John Birkett, 31, of Ibscott Close, and Charles Pennington, 19, of Maxey Road, appeared with Kenny Steven Poynter, 31, of Rush Green Gardens, Romford, at Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday.

They all denied possessing firearms and ammunition and a trial will begin on July 11, expected to last three weeks.

Birkett also pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis on October 5, and will be sentenced after the trial.