Man with ‘gun museum’ in his home sentenced to five years

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A MAN who claimed his home was a “gun museum” has been jailed for five years after being caught with a large arsenal of weapons.

Terence Carvell was arrested in June this year after police raided his property in Milton of Campsie, East Dunbartonshire.

Officers discovered three AK-47s assault rifles in his loft, a revolver and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

The 56-year-old admitted to four contraventions of the firearms act when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow.

Carvell claimed he thought the weapons had been deactivated.

But Lord Bracadale yesterday said he could not find “exceptional circumstances” for Carvell to avoid prison.

The judge added: “The law regards the possession of firearms of these prohibited types very seriously.”