Westminster man who waved fake gun a members of the public during scheduled fight jailed for three years

A man who brandished a fake gun at passers-by in the midst of a scheduled fight has been jailed for almost three years.

Meckeal Pond, 30, of Bravington Road, Westminster, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday for sentencing.

He pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing at the same court on Monday, January 13.

He will return to Isleworth Crown Court for a Criminal Behaviour Order hearing on September 16.

Six men and a teenager who also took part in the fight were sentenced in March this year.

They received a combined total of 17 years and 10 months’ imprisonment after they were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.

On January 2, 2019, at about 7.10pm, police were called to reports of a large fight involving 20 people armed with weapons in the area of Great Western Road and Harrow Road, Maida Vale.

Meckeal Pond

Officers attended but all the suspects had fled the scene in various directions.

From reviewing CCTV footage, officers knew that at least seven knives, machetes and at least one firearm were brandished throughout the course of the fight.

Officers identified Pond as the suspect who was carrying the firearm. He was arrested on February 13 last year.

He was charged on the same day with violent disorder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life or enable others to do so.

Detective Constable Russell Bryan, the investigating officer from Central West Area’s CID, said: “Pond had absolutely no cares in the world for the innocent pedestrians who he terrified by brandishing this imitation firearm in public.

“This jail sentence reflects the serious nature of Pond’s crimes. A dangerous man has been taken off the streets of London as a result of thorough policing and the support of the public.”


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