Traveller, 36, fined £200 for having air rifle at Jubilee Park in Waterlooville

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A TRAVELLER caught with an air rifle in a public park has been fined £200.

Simon Quilligan, 36, admitted having the weapon in Jubilee Park on July 15.

Simon Quilligan, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with possessing an air weapon in a public place.

Simon Quilligan, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with possessing an air weapon in a public place.

It came when a group of travellers were spotted across Havant and Waterlooville.

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Magistrates ordered Quilligan to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

The weapon must be destroyed.

Quilligan, who previously gave his address as being in Galashiels near the Scottish border, was sentenced last month.

'People say they saw a young person with an air weapon, but that weapon was taken by defendant,' prosecutor Giles Fletcher said.

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