Former Lincolnshire Police staff member sentenced for weapons offences

A 35-year-old woman has been sentenced to 27 months for six offences relating to weapons.

The former PCSO and member of staff with Lincolnshire Police, had pleaded guilty to the offences on 18th May.

On 7 July 2021 she was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court for the following offences:

  • Making an explosive substance, namely an improvised explosive device, between 1 January and 4 October 2020.

  • On 4 October 2020 had in her possession a prohibited weapon adapted for discharge of a noxious liquid, gas or other thing, namely an electric fly swat.

  • On 4 October 2020 had in her possession a prohibited weapon, namely stun gun.

  • On 4 October 2020 had in her possession a prohibited weapon, namely a taser stun device.

  • Two counts, that on 5 September 2020 she improperly imported goods, a prohibited weapon, namely a butterfly knife.

She was arrested by officers on 4 October, 2020 after a large quantity of weapons were found at her home. Homes in the nearby area were evacuated as a precaution while her property was checked by the Bomb Disposal Squad.

Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands investigated and explored the possibility that the offences might be terror-related, before later concluding that they were not.

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