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Councillor guilty of firearms charge over WW2 gun

A Wisbech councillor has been found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court of firearms offences after a German Second World War pistol was found at his home. Jonathan Farmer 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.

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Former Mayor of Wisbech charged with possessing a firearm

Jonathan Farmer, former Mayor of Wisbech.

A 57-year-old former Mayor of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire has appeared in court charged with possessing a firearm.

Fenland district councillor Jonathan Farmer was at King's Lynn magistrates court having been arrested at his home on January 10th.

He's been bailed to appear at Cambridge Crown court on April 22nd. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.

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