Pensioner denies weapons charge

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WHAPLODE pensioner David Willows has elected crown court trial on two charges alleging he had offensive weapons on February 1 this year.

Willows (72), of Middle Road, pleaded not guilty to possessing a hammer without reasonable excuse in Mill Lane.

He also denied a similar charge involving possession of a piece of wood with a nail sticking out.

He appeared at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday when the case was adjourned to April 12 for the preparation of crown court committal papers.