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Councillor faces five years in jail for keeping WW2 pistol

A former mayor has been found guilty on firearms charges by a jury at Cambridge Crown Court after a German Second World War pistol was found at his home in Wisbech.

Jonathan Farmer, 56, denied the charges saying the gun was an antique trophy of war, given to him by a former British officer. He told the court that he believed the gun had been deactivated.

The jury took just 30 minutes to convict him of possessing an illegal weapon. Farmer is due to be sentenced on 29 August but the offence carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Former mayor guilty of firearms offence over WW2 gun

Cambridgeshire councillor Jonathan Farmer found guilty of a firearms offence. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Conservative councillor in Cambridgeshire has been found guilty of a firearms offence after a Second World War pistol was found at his home.

Jonathan Farmer, a former mayor of Wisbech, was found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court after a two-day trial.

Farmer had argued the weapon was an antique and that he didn't know it was in working order. He could now face a prison term when he is sentenced.

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Former mayor facing firearms charges after Nazi pistol found at his home

A former mayor is facing firearms charges after a German Second World War pistol was found at his home.

Jonathan Farmer, from Wisbech says the gun is an antique trophy of war given to him by a former British officer. But if convicted he could face five years in prison.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Police carry out searches after Una Crown murder arrests

Cambridgeshire Police are searching a number of properties in March and Wisbech after two men were arrested on suspicion of murdering the 86-year-old.

The arrests come a month after the investigation was re-launched with a fresh team of detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit. The renewed appeal led to several people coming forward with information.

"We have really been encouraged by the response from the public so far.

"We believe there are people out there with information who we haven't spoken to and I would urge them to call police."

– Detective Chief Inspector Sharn Basra

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Two arrested over Una Crown murder

Una Crown was last seen alive on Friday, January 11, last year. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown.

Police investigating the killing of the 86-year-old have arrested a 40-year-old man in March and a 36-year-old man in Wisbech.

The arrests come a month after the investigation was re-launched. The renewed appeal led to several people coming forward with information.

Mrs Crown was last seen alive on Friday, January 11, last year, but had spoken to a friend by telephone at about 5pm on the Saturday. Her body was discovered by a family member at her home in Magazine Lane the following morning.

She had been repeatedly stabbed and then set on fire in an apparent attempt to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.

Anyone with any information should call police on 01707 355666 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Man left fighting for his life after Wisbech stabbing

A man is fighting for his following after a stabbing in Wisbech. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 20-year-old man has been left fighting for his life after being stabbed in Wisbech.

The victim suffered potentially life-threatening injuries during the attack in a field at Wisbech Rugby Club in Chapel Road between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Friday.

Police said he remained in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

His attacker is described as Polish, white, blond, in his early 20s and with a tattoo on his right forearm. He was wearing black clothing and made off on a dark red bicycle.

Det Con Emily Nutton, of Norfolk Police, said: "This was a nasty, isolated, incident and it is only sheer luck that the victim did not suffer more serious injuries.

"The area was very busy at the time of the stabbing and I would urge anyone who saw what happened to call police.

"We also have a very good description of the offender and I would appeal to anyone who recognises them to contact us."

Man jailed for Wisbech sex assaults

Emil Dopson attacked two teenagers in Wisbech in the 1990s Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man who raped a 14 year old girl and sexually abused another has been jailed for 15 years.

Emil Dopson, 60, abused the teenagers when he was living in Wisbech in the 1990s, but nobody came forward until 2012. Officers traced Dopson to an address in Surrey and arrested him for rape and indecent assault.

Dopson, who now lives in Kingston upon Thames, was convicted of rape, but acquitted of the other charge in his trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

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