Royal Marine reservist facing 'considerable' jail term over arms cache offences



A Royal Marine reservist is facing a "considerable" jail sentence after stealing a cache of firearms, grenades, plastic explosive and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a military base.
Martin Shannon, 43, was arrested by armed officers outside a supermarket in Winnall, near Winchester, on September 1 after an undercover operation headed by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
The married defendant, who was said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, admitted 15 offences at the Old Bailey on Friday, including selling some of the guns during the covert sting.
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14 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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