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Man in court on shotgun and ammunition charges

A man charged with possessing a shotgun and military-style ammunition has appeared in court.

Paul Morris was remanded in custody at Walsall Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He is accused of possessing a shotgun without a certificate as well as five charges relating to ammunition.

The 47-year-old, of Station Street, Bloxwich, was arrested on Friday in an operation that led to the evacuation of two nearby homes and part of a police station.

They said the homes were evacuated during a search of his property "on the orders of army bomb disposal experts".

Mr Morris is due to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 19 February.

The full charges are possessing a shotgun without a certificate; possessing prohibited armour piercing ammunition, hollow-point ammunition, expanding ammunition and possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

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