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St Albans man Alan Tissington charged over wartime firearms find

Bomb squad in St Albans Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption Officers cordoned off the property in St Albans

A man whose house was raided and a number of World War One and Two artefacts and munitions seized has been charged with 14 firearms offences.

Alan Tissington, 49, from Windmill Avenue in St Albans was arrested on 17 September last year, following the police operation.

Bomb disposal teams were called to the scene and nearby homes evacuated after police found the cache of weapons.

Mr Tissington has been bailed and will appear before magistrates next month.

He has been charged with four counts of possessing a firearm without a certificate, one of possessing a shotgun without a certificate and nine counts involving ammunition.

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Image caption Residents in the Marshalswick area of St Albans were told about the investigation

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