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Court / Firearm offences lead to fine

POSSESSING an unlicensed gun silencer and leaving another silencer in open view cost a man a total of £470 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

James Gray admitted having a silencer for a .22 calibre firearm that was not on his firearm certificate and also leaving one that was on his certificate in open view when it should have been locked in a gun cabinet.

Gray, 31, of Herrislea, admitted both offences which came to light following a routine police enquiry. Gray “co-operated fully” with the police.

Tommy Allan said that the offence had “quite an effect” on his client who often worked abroad as a crane operator and needed a visa to do this.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said that the offences did not involve fire arms per se and fined Gray £235 for each.