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Wyverstone: Parish council chairman James Arnold due to enter pleas over weapons charges in July

PUBLISHED: 10:49 01 May 2014

Police in Potash Road, Wyverstone.

Police in Potash Road, Wyverstone.

Wyverstone Parish Council chairman James Arnold who is accused of possessing prohibited weapons following a police search at his property in March is due to enter pleas to the charges in July.

The charges against 49-year-old, of Potash Road, Wyverstone, near Stowmarket relate to an Uzi machine gun, AK47 assault rifle, a bolt action shotgun and a self-loading rifled gun.

Arnold appeared via a prison video link from Belmarsh prison at a preliminary hearing at Ipswich Crown Court today.

At an earlier hearing Arnold admitted an offence of assault by beating but denied a further similar charge.

The case was adjourned until July 25 for a plea and directions hearing.

Police have carried out a number of controlled explosions near Arnold’s home.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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