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Man given absolute discharge after more than 200 expanding bullets were seized

PUBLISHED: 13:46 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 13:41 14 November 2019

Norwich Crown Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Norwich Crown Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A man has been given an absolute discharge after more than 200 expanding bullets were found in a cottage.

Terry Gibson, 38, previously of Marlborough Green Crescent, Martham, near Great Yarmouth, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Monday (November 11) charged with possessing prohibited ammunition.

The charge had dated from March 10, 2017.

Expanding bullets are designed to be projected as a missile from a weapon and were found at a cottage in Northrepps, near Cromer. He was given an absolute discharge.

The court heard the items had been seized by police from the cottage.

Judge Anthony Bate said: "The law changed in his favour in respect of the charge and not long after the seizure."


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