Man charged with firearms offences after weapons seized in Gosport
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A man’s been charged after police seized a number of firearms in Gosport.
Police were called to a domestic-related assault at an address in Gosport in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 10 September. Officers attended and arrested a man.
During enquiries into this incident, police conducted a search at the Don Styler Physical Training Centre in Monks Walk, where they seized a number of firearms including a single barrel shotgun, pistols, and a rifle, in addition to ammunition, firearm component parts, replica firearms, knives, and £2000 cash.
Police also seized a quantity of suspected cocaine and steroids.
Matt Styler, aged 47, of Monks Walk, Gosport, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a firearm without a certificate, and possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 12 September.
As part of this investigation, a second man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate. The 40-year-old, from Portsmouth, has been bailed with conditions until 11 December.