A court martial board has returned its verdict in the case of a Royal Navy sailor accused of threatening a superior officer with a rifle on board HMS Edinburgh.
Leading Seaman (Above Water Warfare) Kevin Moffat, from Gosport, has today been found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The 45-year-old threatened the Portsmouth-based warship’s executive officer because he was agitated about getting home in time to see the birth of his child.
Judge Advocate Robert Hill said this was a ‘very serious matter’.
Moffat’s defence counsel, Matthew Farmer, told the court martial that his client accepted the sentence would likely be a custodial one.
The court martial has now been adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be made.
Moffat will be sentenced at a later date.