Two young men from Lewisham have been charged with gun possession in relation to the death of a man in Sydenham who accidentally shot himself.

A 25-year-old died on Venner Road last month from gunshot wounds after an apparent attempt to shoot another person backfired.

Daniel Newhouse and Tai Simpson, both 22, have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of another firearm.

Simpson was also charged with threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.

Tarique Williams, also 22, of no fixed abode, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Police declared the 25-year-old's death to be 'non-suspicious'.

Witnesses in the area said they had heard reports the man had accidentally shot himself.

A 56-year-old woman living on Venner Road said: "He came to shoot someone else, but he ended up shooting himself.

"The bullet bounced off a car window. You can see on the car window where the bullet bounced off it.

"After it happened, the boy he came to shoot stood there filming him."