Southmead man faces weapons charges

January 29 2020

A 38-YEAR-OLD man from Southmead has been charged with four offences following searches made at his house relating to the possession of offensive weapons.
The property on Shetland Road was searched on Saturday December 29, and local homes were also evacuated as part of a precautionary 50-metre cordon.
Daniel Magee has been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose, possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device/thing, possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and importing prohibited weapons/ammunition with intent to evade a prohibition/restriction.
Magee was remanded in custody and appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Monday December 30.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) assisted Avon & Somerset Police at the property during two days of searches, although it was confirmed that the incident was not terrorist related. A spokesman for the force said: “We’d like to thank residents for their support, patience and understanding over the past two days.”
The next hearing for the case will take place at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday January 29, and an update will be published in the next edition of Henleaze and Westbury Voice.