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Man admits possessing banned gun after police raided house

PUBLISHED: 12:23 15 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:54 15 October 2019

Norwich Crown Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Norwich Crown Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A man will be sentenced next month after he admitted possession of a banned weapon.

Police went to a house in Dickleburgh on Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22 last year and seized two guns.

Paul Berryman, 56, of Ipswich Road, Dickleburgh, was subsequently charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm without a certificate.

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He initially appeared before city magistrates but the case was found to be so serious it was sent to Norwich Crown Court, where he appeared on Tuesday (October 15) and pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm.

He entered a not guilty plea to possessing a shotgun without a certificate.

The plea was deemed acceptable and Berryman now stands to be sentenced for possession of a prohibited weapon.

The defendant was granted bail until next month's sentencing hearing.

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