Eccentric aristocrat pleads guilty to firearms offences

Sir Benjamin Slade
Sir Benjamin Slade has pleaded guilty to two firearms offences Photo: ITV West

Stately home owner Sir Benjamin Slade has pleaded guilty to two firearms offences at Taunton Magistrates Court.

The owner of Maunsel House in Somerset admitted owning a Fabarm shotgun without holding a certificate and leaving another AYA shotgun unsecured. Two further firearms charges were dropped. He'll be sentenced later.