Man who had 2,600 weapon in his home escapes with suspended prison sentence

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You may remember an incident in Lingfield in February where Drivers Mead and surrounding roads were closed.

Police had been called to an address after a neighbour phoned concerned as a door had been left open. On attendance police found 2,600 firearms at the property.

On 13th November 2019 Brent Slade, a firearms dealer, was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140 and a forfeiture and destruction order was granted for the weapons.

Slade did not have the correct licences for six of the weapons found in the house.