Prison threat for Parson Drove man

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A man who admitted possession of an illegal firearm and a catalogue of other weapons and drugs charges has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Nicholas Kelly, 45, of Springfield Road, Parson Drove, was sentenced to six-months in custody, suspended for two years, at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court last week after admitting six charges at an earlier hearing.

Magistrates heard on Wednesday that police discovered weapons at Kelly’s home after his partner accused him of assault and they searched the property.

They found a locking knife, cut throat razor, another knife, a can of CS Gas and a naval line throwing gun.

His solicitor, Jeff Lewis, said he was acquitted of the assault matter, and was not the “serial abuser” he was made out to be.

Police also found a cannabis plant, as well as a further quantity of the class B drug.

Kelly admitted possessing the firearm, knives and CS gas, permitting production of cannabis and possession of the drug, as well as stealing groceries to the value of £5 from Asda in Wisbech.

Mr Lewis said the gun was bequeathed to him in his grandfather’s will, and the CS gas came from a box of junk he’d picked up from the recycling centre to sell at a car boot sale.

He also said the cannabis plant was grown by his girlfriend, and added that they had now split up.

As part of Kelly’s suspended jail sentence, he will have to complete two-years of supervision and a community programme requirement.

He was also fined £100 with £5 compensation for the theft, plus ordered to pay a total of £250 costs.

Magistrates also imposed an indefinite restraining order banning contact with his ex-girlfriend.