Navy sailor faces firearm charges

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A Royal Navy sailor has appeared at a court martial accused of threatening his superior officer with a firearm.

Leading Seaman (Above Water Warfare) Kevin Moffat faces two charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and a third count of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline.

The hearing at Portsmouth Naval Base court martial centre was told that Moffat was alleged to have used the weapon to threaten his executive officer Robert Williams.

The defendant did not enter pleas during the hearing.

Judge Advocate Robert Hill adjourned the case for a trial, set to last four days, to take place at the same court on July 1.