Aristocrat Pleads Guilty

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

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Stately home owner guilty of firearms offences

Sir Benjamin Slade has pleaded guilty to two firearms offences at Taunton Magistrates Court Credit: 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 to owning a Fabarm shotgun without holding a certificate and leaving an AYA shotgun unsecured. Sentencing has yet to happen.

Stately home owner due in court on firearms charges

The owner of a stately home in Somerset is due before magistrates charged with firearms offences. Sir Benjamin Slade of Maunsel House near Bridgwater denies two charges of possessing a weapon without a certificate. He also denies failing to comply with the conditions of a shotgun certificate

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Sir Benjamin Slade denies possessing a weapon without a firearms certificate Credit: ITV West