Police find stun gun in convicted robber’s Portsmouth home

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POLICE found a stun gun when they searched a convicted robber’s bedroom.

Officers went Charlie Jenkins’ home in Oriel Road, Portsmouth, looking for another man in connection with a separate offence.

They found the weapon hidden on top of a cupboard in Jenkins’ room during the search.

The 22-year-old has now been ordered to do 100 hours of community service for having the weapon.

Jenkins told police his father had bought the stun gun in Thailand and he did not know how it worked or that it was illegal. Portsmouth Crown Court heard Jenkins had been jailed for five years for a robbery in 2006 and was banned from owning firearms.

Jenkins had spent five months in custody after being recalled on licence following his arrest.

He admitted possessing a firearm when prohibited. He was given a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work.