Monday, 10 November 2014

Illegal Ammo And CS Gas Found In Cop's Home During Police Raid

A policeman was caught with old ammunition and a CS gas cannister during a search of his home by officers investigating a thirty year-old rape allegation.

PC Russell Yardley, 61, of Manor Court, Weybridge, Surrey who serves in the Metroplitan Police Service, had three bullets, which were British military standard rounds until the mid 80's, and nine pistol-only bullets.

He pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court today to two counts of possession of ammunition, without a firearms certificate, at his home address on August 14, last year.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electricity, namely the CS gas cannister.

Yardley received a twelve-month community order and the items will be forfeited and destroyed.

Officers arrived at his home with a search warrant and found the bullets in a bag at the rear of his garage, which also contained some old corroded firearms.

There were three 7.63x51mm Nato Calibre bulleted cartridges and nine RG 9mm parabellum bulleted cartridges.

A defence application to find the search unlawful due to alleged breaches to comply with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, namely a failure to show and leave a copy of the warrant with Yardley, was rejected.

It is not believed there was any further action relation to the rape allegation, which the complainant claimed occurred at their home address three decades ago.

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