Man admits charges over Mid Wales 'shooting'

By Jonny Drury | Llanfyllin | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man accused of firing a blank starting pistol near a police helicopter in Mid Wales has admitted acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft.

Richard Lawrence Alan Barnard, 44, appear at Mold Crown Court via a video link from Altcourse Prison in Liverpool to face charges.

Barnard, of Alltforgan, Llanwddyn, admitted that on January 21 he acted in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft, a police helicopter.

He also admitted possessing an imitation firearm intending to cause two police officers to believe that unlawful violence would be used against them.

Barnard is also accused of possessing a sawn-off shotgun with intent to endanger life on the same day, however he denied that charge.

His case was adjourned to July 10.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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