Gas plat­form man on firearm charge

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

NORTH SEA: A man has been charged over an al­leged firearms li­cens­ing of­fence on an off­shore gas plat­form.

Po­lice said the 50-year-old man is fac­ing a charge af­ter the is­sue of flare ig­ni­tion equip­ment on To­tal’s Elgin Plat­form on De­cem­ber 26 2017. In­quiries are con­tin­u­ing into the al­le­ga­tions and a re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal.

To­tal, which op­er­ates the plat­form 150 miles east of Aberdeen, said it would co­op­er­ate with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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