Fenland councillor and former Wisbech mayor enters plea at Cambridge court on firearms charge
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A Fenland councillor and former Wisbech mayor pleaded not guilty when he appeared on a firearms charge at Cambridge Crown Court.
Jonathan Farmer, 56, made a brief appearance in the dock at Cambridge yesterday to answer one charge under the 1968 Firearms Act.
He is charged with possessing a Walther PPP hand gun which had a barrel less than 12 inches in length.
Farmer appeared before Mr Justice Hawkesworth and was represented by Stephen Harvey, QC.
A trial – expected to last two days- was fixed for July 10 but the judge said the date could be altered if expert witnesses were unavailable at that time.
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Farmer was arrested at his South Brink, Wisbech, home during an early morning police raid in January.
He remains a member of both Wisbech Town Council and Fenland District Council although he has been suspended from the Conservative group on both and currently sits as an independent member.
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