Senior police officer remanded to prison in Barbados

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Superintendent of police John Mark Annel has been remanded to prison until October 23.

Annel, 56, of Kenrick Hutson Drive, Lucas Street, St Philip appeared before Magistrate Graveney Bannister in the Traffic Court today charged with six indictable offences.

The Royal Barbados Police Force’s ballistics and firearms expert was not required to plead to the offence that he had 100 rounds of ammunition in his possession on September 20 without a valid licence.

It is also alleged that on August 31, September 3, September 20 and September 9, being a member of the Force, Annel did engage in willful misconduct which amounted to a breach of public trust in that he joined the Barbados Rifle and Pistol Federation Inc under the status of a police officer, purchased 100 rounds of ammunition to be expended on that day at the Federation at Waterford Range, and removed the ammunition from the range without expending it.

He is also accused of committing the same offence on August 3 — this time with 150 rounds of ammunition.

Annel was represented by attorneys Sir Richard Cheltenham and Shellyann Seecharan.

Acting Assistant Superintendent Trevor Blackman was the prosecutor. (Barbados TODAY)

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