Paul Clarke, an ex soldier, spotted a suspicious black bag in his garden. he took it indoors and opened it and found it contained a sawn of shotgun and cartridges. What would you do in that situation? Please answer then read on. Personally I would probably have taken it round to the local nick and hand it in.
That is until I read this story.
Mr Clarke did something similar, He rang the chief superintendant and asked to see him the next morning. At the meeting he took the gun out and handed it over whereupon he was immediately arrested for possession of a firearm.
The case went to court where the Jury found him guilty after it was explained to them that the offence is a strict liablity so good intent is no defence. Mr Clarke now faces a minimum five year sentence.
So now we all know what to do. If I find a gun and ammunition in my garden. I'm keeping it.