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Ex soldier faces jail for handing in gun

Wednesday, November 18 2009

Today’s post is a bit off topic, but is in line with our policy on looking at matters other than railways from time to time. With a hat tip to the Lone Voice.

This Is Surrey Today reports,

A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for “doing his duty”.

Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.

The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon.

Click link to read the rest of the article.

Somebody please write in to tell me this is a hoax.

 

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