Saturday 17 May 2014

Conservative councillor convicted of firearms offence

A Conservative councillor in Chingford has been given a 9 month suspended sentence after threatening a neighbour with a loaded air pistol.

Cllr Nick Buckmaster threatened his neighbour after an altercation over a cat which Buckmaster believed to belong to his neighbour entered his home and sprayed his kitchen. When his neighbour told him he didn't own a cat and closed the door on him he pointed the pistol at him through the window. The neighbour, who is a bailiff trained in mixed martial arts, punched Cllr Buckmaster in the face, knocking him to the floor.