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Man found with stash of illegal weapons at Norwich airport jailed for six years

13:16 31 March 2014

John Sayer.

John Sayer.

Archant Norfolk 2011

A man who was found guilty of possessing a stash of illegal weapons, including four stun guns disguised as mobile phones, has been jailed.

John Sayer, 49, from Canary Scaffolding, on Ace industrial estate, Stratton Strawless, near Norwich, was also found with five knuckle-dusters, two extendable batons and another stun gun, when his luggage was searched at Norwich Airport after a trip to Thailand, where his wife is from, on May 21 last year.

Sayer, who had denied possessing the prohibited weapons and claimed it was a “total mistake” they were in his luggage, appeared at Norwich Crown Court today to be sentenced after being found guilty last week following a short trial.

Sentencing Sayer to a total of six years imprisonment, Judge Peter Jacobs said Sayer had acquired the items and placed them in his suitcase.

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