Man convicted after crossbow and axes found in his car

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A 45-year-old man has been convicted after police found an arsenal of weapons including a crossbow and axes in his car.

Gavin Price, of Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, was found guilty at Newport Crown Court of 17 charges, including possession of an imitation firearm, bladed articles and other offensive weapons.

They items were only discovered when officers stopped him for driving without an MOT.

Image: Price was described by police as being ‘noticably obstructive’

Undated handout photo issued by Hampshire Constabulary of a BB gun that was seized after police found an arsenal of weapons in a 45-year-old man's car when they stopped him for driving with no MOT, as he has now been convicted. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 14, 2019. Gavin Price, of Downsview, Sandown, Isle of Wight, was convicted at Newport Crown Court

Image: A BB gun was one of the weapons found by police

Price was “noticeably obstructive” when he was pulled over, a Hampshire Police spokesperson said, but the officers “found out why when they searched the vehicle”.

He was found to be carrying a lock knife tucked into his belt, and keeping a crossbow and bolts in the boot of his car.

As the search went on, officers uncovered hunting knives, axes and a BB gun.

Price was remanded in custody to be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on 27 September.

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