Men charged with possession of weapon following armed incident at Ormesby pub campsite

Armed police at the Grange Hotel pub's camp site. Photo submitted. Armed police at the Grange Hotel pub's camp site. Photo submitted.

Monday, July 7, 2014
1:28 PM

Two men have been charged following a disturbance at a camp site in Ormesby at the weekend.

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Armed police and specialist negotiators were called to the Grange Hotel pub and campsite in Yarmouth Road on Saturday.

Today Mark Houghton, 39, from Charles Street in Enfield, and Peter Edgington, 33, of no fixed address, were charged with possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid.

Houghton was also charged with six counts of burglary in relation to incidents within Norfolk and out of the county during May, June and July.

And Edgington was also charged with 11 counts of burglary in connection with incidents that took place outside of Norfolk last month and one count of theft of a motor vehicle out of county.

Both men were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court today.

The pub in Ormesby was cordoned off during the incident on Saturday morning. A spokesman for Norfolk Police later said the situation was resolved peacefully and said there were “no indications of a wider risk to the community”.

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