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United Kingdom

9 June 2008

BBC News

A pub landlord has been jailed for three years for keeping a sawn-off shotgun by his Carlisle bedside. Armed police swooped on Michael Charlton's home in Richmond Green, following a tip-off in March. He told officers he needed the weapon to defend himself after a masked gang had raided his house in 2002. The 44-year-old, who until arrest ran the Golden Lion in Botchergate, was jailed at Carlisle Crown Court after admitting two firearms offences. The court heard... (

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