Royal Marine reservist facing 'considerable' jail term over arms cache offences
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.
Shannon, of Hayley Close, Hythe, near Southampton, had taken a Diemaco (C8) automatic assault rifle and a semi-automatic Sig sauer P226 handgun from RM Poole in Dorset.
He also pocketed thousands of rounds of... read more
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