Dereham man in court on firearms charges

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 27 year-old man appeared via video link at Norwich Crown Court after an alleged shotgun incident, in Dereham.

John Parkinson, of Suffolk Place in the town, has been charged with eight offences, including possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a firearm in a public place, possession of a prohibited weapon and five counts of breaching a restraining order.

The charges follow an incident on December 3, when a 14 hour police hunt was sparked after a man was reported to have fired two shotgun blasts in the Toftwood area of Dereham.

No pleas were taken at the hearing and the case has been adjourned for a further hearing at the crown court on March 3.

Parkinson has been remanded in custody.

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