Residents on a quiet suburban street were stunned after police found an arsenal of weapons in a property – including missiles, grenades and ROCKET LAUNCHERS.
Armed officers and an Army bomb squad uncovered more than 30 firearms during an early-morning raid on the semi-detached house in Worcester.
Local residents watched in disbelief as police carried out guns, rockets, shells, rocket launchers, grenades and ammunition.
The owner of the property, local gun club chairman Graham Lane, 65, was arrested on suspicion of possessing an illegal firearm and bailed.
Neighbours said they had previously seen him wheeling a CANNON out of the house.
Mr Lane today insisted the weapons are fully licensed and only used for historical battle re-enactments.
Speaking after being released from police custody, he said: ”I carry out historical re-enactments and everything I have here is fully licensed.
”There are other matters ongoing with the police at the moment but I do not want to talk about them.”
The residents of Kilbury Road gathered in their gardens to watch as the drama unfolded at 8.45am on Monday.
Police carried out guns, rockets, shells, rocket launchers, grenades and ammunition, before bagging it up outside the house.
Events took an even more bizarre turn when bomb disposal experts arrived on the scene – rushing a remote controlled investigation robot into the house.
Inspector John McKay, from the West Mercia force, said: ”During our search we discovered some munitions.
”We asked the Army to come in and keep them safe for us.
”The only reason the Army has been called is because they have the experts to handle the munitions.
”I’m not qualified to say what the munitions are.”
Insp McKay declined to confirm how many guns and other weapons had been seized.
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