Body found in Lavender Hill

Steenberg police need help to identify a body found in 14th Avenue, Lavender Hill, on Monday September 30.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg said the body, which was burnt beyond recognition, was found at about 8am. A post mortem will be conducted to determine the gender.

Anyone with information can contact the station on 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

In another incident, a 17-year-old was arrested last week after he was caught in possession of an illegal gun.

Steenberg police’s Crime Prevention Unit was conducting a stop-and-search operation on Wednesday September 25, at about 10.40pm, in Welton Road, Lavender Hill, after a shooting was reported.

The officers saw the teenager walking in the street and decided to search him. They found a 9mm pistol and one round of ammunition.

He was due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.