December 9 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A man accused of keeping a “pipe-bomb making kit” at his Great Yarmouth home appeared in court yesterday.
Kane Woodward, 23, of Albion Road, has been charged with three offences, and no plea has yet been entered.
Fergus Harold, prosecuting, told Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court that officers found 137.3g of cannabis on Friday, with a street value of more than £1,000.
Police confirmed this was found on Woodward’s person and in his vehicle.
The next day officers discovered a stun gun and a “pipe-bomb making kit” in a plastic tub in his wardrobe, the prosecution added.
Woodward has been charged with cannabis possession with intent to supply, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of gunpowder for unlawful purposes.
Prosecution lawyers need permission from the Attorney General before the explosives charge can be progressed in court.
It is a charge that can carry up to a life prison sentence, and Mr Harold said it will take up to two weeks to get written consent from the Attorney General to go ahead.
No application for bail was submitted, and Woodward was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday, September 16.
As Woodward was led away from the dock, there were shouts of “keep your chin up” from the public gallery.