Man charged with firearms offences - St Albans

02/07/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge a man with 14 firearms offences.

Alan Tissington, aged 49, of Windmill Avenue, St Albans, was charged yesterday, Wednesday, 01 July 2015, with four charges of possession of a firearm without a certificate, possession of a shotgun without a certificate, two charges of possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate and seven charges of possession of prohibited ammunition.

The charges follow a warrant, which was executed at an address in St Albans in September 2014, where a number of First and Second World War artefacts and munitions were seized.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Alan Tissington.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge the man with 14 firearms offences.

"The charges follow a warrant, which was executed at an address in St Albans in September 2014, where a number of First and Second World War artefacts and munitions were seized.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Tissington has been released on bail and is due to appear at St Albans Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 04 August 2015.

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