Wyverstone parish council chairman appears in court accused of firearms offences

Police pictured in Wyverstone on Monday April 21

Police pictured in Wyverstone on Monday April 21

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The chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council has appeared before a judge accused of four firearms offences.

James Arnold, 49, appeared today at Ipswich Crown Court via a video link from HMP Belmarsh in south London where he is currently being held.

Arnold, of Potash Road, Wyverstone is charged with four offences of possession of a prohibited weapon.

The court heard that Arnold, who was arrested at Wyverstone on March 27, was not indicating a plea to any of the alleged offences at this stage.

Judge John Holt told Arnold that he would be required to reappear before the court on July 25 for a plea and case management hearing.

Arnold will remain remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

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