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Gainsborough Man Arrested with 50 Weapons

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Gainsborough arrest after 50 weapons found in house

A man has been arrested after being found with a large number of weapons in his home.

 

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In Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, police officers made a shocking discovery during a raid on a property. A total of 50 weapons, including flick knives, air weapons, a throwing knife, and knuckle dusters, were found in the house.

Lincolnshire Police arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons. This arrest follows a larger crackdown on weapon possession in the area, with the police seizing a total of 450 weapons over the last few months.

During the raid on the house in Gainsborough, the police uncovered a significant cache of weapons. Flick knives, which are considered offensive weapons due to their potential for harm, were among the items seized.

Air weapons, throwing knives, and even knuckle dusters were also discovered. These weapons pose a serious threat to public safety and are strictly regulated under the law.

This arrest is part of a larger effort by the Lincolnshire Police to combat the possession of illegal weapons in the area.

Over the past few months, the police have seized a staggering 450 weapons, demonstrating the severity of the issue.

In October, another significant seizure took place when officers found around 300 knives in a house in Gainsborough. The resident of that house was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing offensive weapons and possessing them in both public and private places.

In addition to the seizure of knives, the Lincolnshire Police have also been targeting the illegal online sales of air weapons.

Recently, officers recovered approximately 100 air weapons from a property in Sudbrooke. These weapons were allegedly being sold illegally over the internet.

The police arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with this case. He was suspected of acting as a firearms dealer without a license and trading in air weapons outside the scope of face-to-face transactions. The man has been released on police bail while further investigations are carried out.

The Lincolnshire Police emphasize that changes in the law have made it even more crucial to crack down on weapon possession.

As of July 2022, it is now an offense to possess certain weapons, even in the privacy of one’s own home.

This change in legislation aims to further protect public safety and prevent the potential misuse of dangerous weapons. Anyone found in possession of these banned offensive weapons can face up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine.

 

 

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