Bristol magistrate Tim Marter admits possessing ammunition

Tim Marter
Image caption Tim Marter is a Bristol magistrate and a Conservative councillor

A Bristol magistrate has admitted a breach of a firearms offence.

At Swindon Crown Court Tim Marter, who is also a North Somerset Conservative councillor, pleaded guilty to possessing ammunition.

The court heard that he was given it by a family member and intended to dispose of it with an official firearms dealer.

The prosecution agreed it was a technical breach. Mr Marter will return to court on the 21 June. The ammunition was seized by police in December.

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