Men charged after gun found disguised as walking stick

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Police have charged two people in connection with firearms offences after a gun disguised as a walking stick was found at an address Woodbridge.

It follows a police search warrant conducted at the address on Bridgewood Road in the town on Friday 16th October. It follows a licence visit and check on Thursday 15th October to the same premises.

Two men aged 58 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and were taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.

58 year old Crispen Richards of Bridgewood Road in Woodbridge was charged early this morning, Sunday 18th October, with possession of a disguised firearm – namely a walking stick – and possession of a shortened shotgun in contravention of section 4(1) of the Firearms Act 1968.

24 year old Philip Richards of the same address was also charged with the same two offences.

They have been remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court at 10am tomorrow, Monday 18th October.

Enquiries are ongoing and police remain at the scene to continue their investigations at the property.

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