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Where mobile speed cameras will be in Norfolk and Suffolk today …

Where mobile speed cameras will be in Norfolk and Suffolk on Thursday March 3 14:22 03 March 2016 Jessica Long 1 A mobile speed camera van monitors traffic near Smallburgh. Here are the locations of police mobile speed cameras in Norfolk and Suffolk today. Share link shares The Norfolk & Suffolk Safety Camera Team are scheduled to be at the following locations, according to the police: A47 at Great Yarmouth A1088 Elmswell to Thetford A143 Diss to Bury St Edmunds Holton Woolverstone Copdock A1074 Costessey to Hellesdon Hempnall to Woodton Stoke Holy Cross You can keep up to date with the region s latest travel news via our live travel map 2 .

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Anthony Buckland: RFD jailed for 6 years over illegal gun supplies …

19 Feb 2016 Registered firearms dealer Anthony Buckland of Norwich has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of possessing and transferring prohibited firearms. His associate James Arnold was found to have the UK s biggest ever cache of illegal firearms. Buckland, a 65-year-old from Stoke Holy Cross, was also found guilty on nine counts of fraud by false representation, related to his lawful business of converting prohibited section 5 firearms into section 1 straight-pulls that are legal to own.

Police subsequently raided Buckland s customers to seize converted section 5 firearms from them. He was found guilty, after a jury trial in December, 1 of a total of 20 offences. As well as the 9 fraud counts, Buckland was also convicted on 9 charges of transferring a prohibited weapon, one of possession (a disguised firearm, reportedly an obsolete walking stick shotgun), and one count of transferring an illegal pistol.

Today s sentencing hearing took place at Norwich Crown Court. Under current rules Buckland is likely to serve no more than 3 years before being released on licence, though he is now subject to a lifetime s ban on possessing any firearm as a result of the sentence. Amongst the raft of charges he faced, Buckland was accused of inventing a fictitious customer, JJ Hambrose, in order to get legally held firearms off his register.

Buckland was arrested after his friend James Arnold was arrested by police, which revealed a huge cache of illegal firearms in Arnold s possession. James Arnold: Biggest ever illegal gun stash in the UK Arnold, a Wyverstone crane driver, had amassed a collection of 463 firearms at his Potash Road home. He held an FAC with 17 slots for legally owned firearms, including hunting and target shooting, though the vast majority of his illicit collection which was hidden behind a false wall in his house were prohibited section 5 weapons and unlicensed.

Police discovered his illegal collection after raiding Arnold s home to arrest him following an allegation of assault. The Daily Mail reported that Suffolk Police claimed they planned to revoke his certificate once the allegation had been made, though this appears to UKSN to be a claim made with 20/20 hindsight. Upon entering Arnold s house, police found guns strewn on the living room floor, which prompted them to make a full search.

Later investigations revealed at least five of the guns in the huge stash were registered to Buckland. The discovery prompted police to raid and arrest Buckland. Detective Superintendent Steve Mattin of Suffolk Police told the Mail: He Arnold seemed very set on the idea he was keeping people safe by looking after these weapons.

He certainly didn t see himself as a danger to others. But by the time we came across him, his life seemed to be deteriorating. Of course, added Det Supt Mattin, the fear was that they could fall into the wrong hands or, given that he had terminal cancer, something might change in his life and he would have access to hundreds of deadly weapons.

Chief Superintendent David Skevington, who headed up the investigation, codenamed Operation Cannington, said: We have asked every question and followed every line of inquiry and have found no evidence of a criminal or terrorist motive. The best explanation to date is that he was a collector and a hoarder who collected these weapons in the way some people collect stamps.

77 of Arnold s guns were analysed by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service. No evidence was found to link them with any crimes.

Arnold died of cancer while in prison and awaiting trial, having been charged with two counts of assault and four counts of possessing a prohibited weapon. His wife, who still lives in their house, was reportedly not aware of his illicit collection. The Mirror reported 2 : He had 136 handguns, 177 rifles, 88 shotguns, 38 machine guns, over 400 detonators including some which could be activated electronically by mobile phone, and 1000ft of detonating cord.

Among his collection was a WWII Mauser pistol bearing a Third Reich eagle stamp, .303 rifles dating to the Boer War, several AK47s, a brand-new Bren gun from 1947 and a .50 calibre aircraft machine gun taken from a B17 Flying Fortress. From photographs in the Mirror and the Daily Mail 3 , Arnold s collection included some startling items. UK Shooting News author spotted: two SA80s (an LSW A1 and what looks like an L85A1 rifle, albeit missing key components such as the buttplate and the change lever, and fitted with the LSW rear handle); a Browning M2 machine gun; a 9mm Calico carbine; a Soviet PPSh-41 sub-machine gun from WW2; a variety of Sten guns of different marks, from WW2; an original early AK-47 fitted with a bipod; a Vietnam War-era M16A1; various L1A1 SLRs and FN FALs; an original Stg.44, the very first assault rifle ever made, dating from Nazi Germany; many assorted pistols and revolvers, including Colt 1911s and Lugers; a spent LAW anti-tank rocket launcher; a fully suppressed Sten or Schmeisser SMG; an Uzi, complete with bayonet; various sawn-off shotguns; a handful of Thompson SMGs; sundry spare parts, including: a spare Bren barrel; SMLE receivers and bolts; Mauser bolts; gas parts and barrels for other firearms; a Heckler & Koch G3 rifle; an original US WW2 Grease Gun SMG a .303 Martini Enfield Police policy is normally to destroy all seized firearms, though Wiltshire Police claimed last year that a number of historic firearms handed in during a surrender campaign would be transferred to museums. .

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Firearms dealer faces jail over huge gun find « Shropshire Star

A firearms dealer found guilty of helping a seemingly respectable parish council chairman amass the biggest hoard of illegal weapons ever uncovered in the UK is expected to be jailed. Police found more than 400 firearms in the home of James Arnold, 49, in the village of Wyverstone, Suffolk, as part of checks on his firearms licence in April last year. The haul gradually came to light as officers spent six weeks searching his isolated rural home, carrying out controlled explosions and discovering a secret room hidden behind a false wall in his kitchen.

Crane operator Arnold, chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council, was due to face a string of f irearms charges, including possessing an Uzi sub-machine gun and an AK-47 assault rifle, but died of cancer in July last year. Anthony Buckland, 65, from Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, was found guilty of 11 counts of selling a prohibited weapon and nine counts of fraud following a trial at Norwich Crown Court. The charges relate to a small part of the weapons cache.

Buckland will return to court for sentencing on Friday and Judge Stephen Holt has already warned him he faces a lengthy jail term. Speaking at the last hearing, he said: ”As you know, Parliament has said the minimum sentence for this is one of five years.” Prosecutor Andrew Oliver told the court the discovery was the ”biggest stash of weapons this country had ever experienced”. No explanation as to why Arnold collected the weapons was offered during the trial.

Suffolk Police are expected to comment further after sentencing. Buckland earlier told the court he had known Arnold for more than 25 years. Records showed he supplied 26 weapons to a man called JJ Hambrose, who the prosecution say was a fictitious character, between 2000 and 2013.

Sixteen of these weapons were found at Arnold’s house in his ”hidden room”.

Firearms dealer jailed in illegal weapons hoard case « Shropshire Star

A firearms dealer who helped supply the biggest hoard of illegal weapons ever uncovered in the UK has been jailed for six years. Police found 463 illegal firearms, including rifles, machine guns and an anti-tank missile, along with 200,000 rounds of ammunition in a secret room at the home of crane operator and parish council chairman James Arnold, 49, in the village of Wyverstone, Suffolk. Arnold died of cancer before he could face prosecution but gunsmith and firearms dealer Anthony Buckland, 65, of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, who supplied a small number of the weapons, faced a trial late last year.

He was found guilty of 11 counts of selling a prohibited weapon and nine counts of fraud at Norwich Crown Court. Jailing him on Friday, Judge Stephen Holt said: “When the police searched Jim Arnold’s home they found a vast collection in a secret room which could only be accessed by crawling through a safe. “But you are to be sentenced for what the jury convicted you of and not the vast collection of firearms that Mr Arnold had. “In your profession a great deal of trust had been placed in you and it is quite clear you abused that trust.” Buckland, who the court head has serious health problems, shook uncontrollably as sentence was passed. Afterwards Suffolk Police spoke of the potentially devastating consequences had Arnold’s life spiralled out of control or if the haul – enough to arm nine coachloads of terrorists – had fallen into the wrong hands.

Detective Superintendent Steve Mattin said: “Of course the fear was that they could fall into the wrong hands or, given that he had terminal cancer, something might change in his life and he would have access to hundreds of deadly weapons.” Police originally called at Arnold’s home in April 2014 to revoke his legally held firearms after reports of a domestic incident. A search then uncovered a hidden room, accessed through a narrow tunnel hidden behind a false wall in his pantry. Officers spent 27 days searching the house, working meticulously with bomb disposal experts to ensure the house was not booby trapped.

Three months after the discovery and his arrest in April 2014, Arnold died of pancreatic cancer.

Buckland was only prosecuted for supplying one of the weapons but Suffolk Police said a total of 16 firearms supplied by him were found at Arnold’s house.

Michael Claire, mitigating for Buckland, said: “He cannot be responsible for Mr Arnold’s collection and whatever else Mr Arnold had is a matter between him and the police.” Many of the weapons he supplied to Arnold and other customers had been illegal firearms which he thought he had converted to make legal, he added. “He stands before Your Honour as an utterly broken man,” Mr Claire added. “He is broken financially, he has lost his reputation and his lifelong association with firearms is over. “He will never deal in firearms again, he will never handle firearms again – and he doesn’t want to.” Outside court Mr Mattin said: “The scale of what was discovered in Wyverstone was quite extraordinary and ultimately turned out to be the largest cache of weapons held by an individual ever found in the United Kingdom. “This was a huge investigation for Suffolk Constabulary and involved a thorough search of the premises co-ordinated by specialist officers with the assistance of a number of partner agencies. “This process took almost a month to complete and involved the deployment of considerable resources. “Although we will never know the full reasons how and why James Arnold built up this huge arsenal of weapons, we were at least able to identify Anthony Buckland as someone dealing in illegal firearms as part of this investigation. “I am pleased with the sentence handed down to Buckland today and hope it serves as a warning to those involved in the illegal supply of weapons that this is a highly dangerous practice and if caught they face significant prison terms.” He added that the investigation was closed but the force would “keep an open mind” about who may have supplied the rest of the weapons.

G&D Ventures acquire two Norwich sites in bid to put Norfolk on the …

The owners of Michelin recognised restaurant The Ingham Swan in Norfolk have acquired two Norwich sites in a bid to put the County on the foodie map. Gregory Adjemian and Daniel Smith, trading under parent company G&D Ventures, have obtained The Wildebeest Arms at Stoke Holy Cross and The Mad Moose Arms in Norwich s Golden Triangle from Animal Inns. The acquisition forms part of a larger expansion plan to create independent restaurant brands and raise hospitality standards across Norfolk.

Adjemian said: We have a solid and achievable plan to significantly grow our business, we re committed to investing in Norfolk. Through this acquisition we are putting a firm stake in the ground. Both The Wildebeest and The Mad Moose are located in prime locations and we feel we can add value to both sites to take them to the next level.

Co-owner and chef patron Smith brings 20 years of industry expertise to the sites, having worked at Michel Roux s Le Gavroche and Galton Blackiston s Morston Hall.

Since G&D Ventures took over The Ingham Swan in 2010 the venue has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand and two AA rosettes, with the company hoping to replicate its success across Norfolk.