Maurice Kirk wishes you to know that he is being held on
remand in Cardiff Prison.
He was arrested on Monday 22 June and taken to Port
Talbot Police Station. He was charged on Tuesday late evening and appeared
before magistrates on Wednesday. The magistrates decided to bail him, but on CPS
appeal he was sent to Cardiff prison and appeared before a judge on Thurs am.
He was remanded until his prelim hearing on 6 July.
He is charged with possession of a firearm and offering it
for sale. The firearm in question was a deactivated WW1 machine gun (no trigger, holes drilled into it) and made up of salvaged parts from other armaments for the sole purpose of looking good on the front of a replica DH2 aircraft.
He wishes it to be known that his arrest and search of the
family home occurred after the weekend following the day he was required to
exchange documents with the solicitors defending South Wales Police in his
case against them for harassment. He failed to serve documents on 19th June as
required by court order as the solicitors would not accept them.
Maurice has since been unable to telephone until he received money
by postal order (ie after 6 days in prison). He has been visited and has said
that he has no access to legal books etc.
He has a case by Jury in two months. We'll keep you posted.