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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

 

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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