Wyverstone council chairman charged with firearms offences and assault

Police in Wyverstone
Image caption Police said a cordon would remain around the Potash Lane house while a search continued

A parish council chairman has been charged with assault and firearms offences after police found "a number of weapons" in Suffolk.

Officers discovered the weapons during a search of a house on Potash Lane, Wyverstone on Thursday while investigating assault allegations.

James Arnold, 49, of Potash Lane, is due before Ipswich magistrates on Monday facing four charges of possessing a prohibited weapon.

He is also accused of two assaults.

Mr Arnold is the serving chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council.

Suffolk Police said a search of the house was continuing.

A 45-year-old woman from the Stowmarket area, who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a prohibited firearm, has been released on police bail until 21 May.

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