Man charged with firearms offences linked to discovery of weapons haul in Wyverstone

A haul of weapons was discovered at a property in Potash Road, Wyverstone on April 13
A haul of weapons was discovered at a property in Potash Road, Wyverstone on April 13

A man has been charged with multiple firearms offences following the discovery of a huge haul of weapons in Wyverstone in April.

Anthony Buckland, 64, of Mill Road, Stoke Holy Cross in Norfolk, answered police bail at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre today and was charged with 24 offences.

These include selling/transferring a prohibited pistol, nine counts of fraud by false representation, possession of a prohibited weapon - disguised firearm, four counts of selling/transferring a firearm to a person who was not a firearm certificate holder and nine counts of selling/transferring a prohibited weapon.

Buckland will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Friday December 5.

On April 13 a large number of weapons were discovered at the home of former Wyverstone Parish Chairman James Arnold.

Arnold, of Potash Road, died in prison at HMP Belmarsh on July 14.

The 49-year-old had been suffering from terminal cancer.