Police found bullets in living room

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A BELT with bullets on it was found on the mantelpiece of a St Annes house searched by police.

Charlotte Durr shared the property with Ryan Arnold and had kept the belt as a momento by a friend who was a soldier.

Durr, 26, and Arnold, 20, both of St Davids Grove, each admitted receiving stolen goods.

Durr also pleaded guilty to possessing ammunition without a firearms certificate and Arnold admitted possessing crack cocaine.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, told Blackpool Magistrates Court that on February 23 police searched the duo’s address, and a number of televisions and satellite navigation systems were found, some of which both defendants accepted were stolen.

Durr said the ammunition was hers and Arnold admitted a wrap of cocaine found in the sitting room was his.

Steven Townley, defending, said the belt of six bullets had been given to Durr by a former soldier friend who had told her the ammunition was deactivated.

Durr had no idea it was illegal to possess bullets. A police officer who had come to the house previously had examined the belt of bullets and admired it.

At the time of the offences Arnold was buying and selling electrical items to make a few pounds, but he had been indifferent as to where the items were coming from.

Durr and Arnold were bailed for pre-sentence reports by magistrates.