A man from Locks Heath has admitted firearm offences in court after police conducted a warrant at his home address.
Neil Blackman, aged 57, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm without a certificate, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, and possession of a knife in a public place when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 11 September).
Blackman was charged after police conducted a warrant at his address in St Michaels Road on Friday 8 September. During enquiries officers seized a rifle, ammunition, gunpowder, knives, and a number of firearm component parts including a silencer.
The knife offence relates to Blackman being in a possession of a knife in a wooded area off Heath Road, Locks Heath, on 8 September.
At yesterday’s hearing, Blackman was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court for sentencing on 13 October.
A 46-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate as part of this investigation has been bailed until 8 December.