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New Zealand

12 March 2005

Bay of Plenty Times

As a former policeman, Brad Shipton should have known better. That was the conclusion reached yesterday by Judge Michael Hobbs when he convicted Shipton, 46, for illegally possessing a firearm. Judge Hobbs said Shipton, as a former policeman and armed offenders squad member, "knew perfectly well he was in breach of the Arms Act" by keeping the gun in his home. Shipton pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of illegal possession of the pistol that was found in his... (

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