Cambridgeshire

Wisbech councillor Jonathan Farmer denies gun charge

Councillor Jonathan Farmer
Image caption Jonathan Farmer was given the pistol as a gift by a British veteran of WW2

A Cambridgeshire councillor and former town mayor has pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing a firearm.

Police arrested Jonathan Farmer, 56, at his home in South Brink, Wisbech, on 10 January.

Mr Farmer, who has been suspended from the ruling Conservative group on Fenland District Council, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court earlier. A trial is expected to begin on 10 July.

Mr Farmer served as Wisbech's mayor from 2008 to 2009.

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