Ex Wisbech Mayor escapes jail over pistol

Jonathan Farmer - a former mayor of Wisbech who was born and raised in Coventry - has been given a suspended prison sentence for owning a Nazi pistol

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Councillor to be sentenced over firearm

Jonathan Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Wisbech mayor is due to be sentenced today after a Second World War pistol was found at his home. Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he didn't know it was loaded. The judge said he should expect a custodial sentence.


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