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Sibton/Saxmundham: Gun charge for burglary accused

PUBLISHED: 09:04 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:04 28 January 2013

Man charged after burglary

Man charged after burglary

Archant

A MAN is due to appear in court this morning facing burglary and firearms charges following a break-in at a home in Sibton.

Five shotguns and ammunition was taken from an address in Pouy Street last Friday, along with jewellery, alcohol, cash and electrical items.

Benjamin Hills, 23, of Lincoln Avenue in Saxmundham, was arrested an questioned on Friday afternoon.

The following evening he was charged with burglary, possession of a firearm when prohibited for five years, possession of ammunition for a firearm when prohibited for five years, and two counts of possession of a firearm on arrest for burglary, a schedule one offence.

He was held over the weekend and is due to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court this morning.

All the guns and some of the other property have been recovered by police.

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The first graduates of the University of Suffolk since it secured independence status last year gathered in Ipswich today to celebrate years of hard work.

The Great British Bake Off contestants grappled with “forgotten” British bakes in tonight’s quarter-final.

The world of football has united in mourning following the death of the son of Ipswich Town legend and former England captain Terry Butcher.

Paramedics and police treated three people for minor injuries after a crash in a mid Suffolk village this evening.

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