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Chepstow siege: Greg Searle admits possessing imitation firearm

Greg Searle at his home in Chepstow
Image caption Greg Searle was involved in an eight-hour stand-off at his home in Chepstow

A man at the centre of a siege in Monmouthshire has pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm.

Greg Searle, 34, was arrested following an eight-hour stand-off with armed police at his home in the Bulwark area of Chepstow on 3 August last year.

Searle, who appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Wednesday, admitted affray at a previous hearing.

Sentencing was adjourned until 16 March for psychiatric and pre-sentence reports to be prepared.

No-one was harmed in the siege, which ended peacefully after Gwent Police sent specialist armed offices and negotiators to the scene.

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