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Knysna senior citizen arrested

A 70 year old woman from Knysna was arrested on a domestic dispute charge on Thursday 27 December 2018.

It is alleged that the woman threatened a family member, who in turned called the police.

While investigating the complaint at a home in Long Street, Knysna, police found a licensed as well as an unlicensed firearm.

On the same day, a 69 year old man from Sedgefield was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm. Police found an unlicensed rifle hidden under the man's bed.

They also confiscated a plastic bag filled with empty cartridges, firearm licenses and ammunition.

The man is being charged with the possession of of an unlicensed firearm, but according to police spokesperson Sergeant Chris Spies, the investigation will continue and more charges could be added.

The weapons confiscated will be sent for ballistic analysis to determine if it could be linked to other crimes.


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