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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 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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