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Geordie Shore Star Arrested For ‘Possessing Weapon In Public’

by : UNILAD on : 31 May 2016 20:25

Geordie Shore star Scotty T was arrested in connection with a firearms offence.

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Scotty – real name Scott Timlin – was pictured leaving Newcastle police station in the early hours of Monday morning, reports The Sun.

The 28-year-old was arrested for possessing an air weapon in public, while also allegedly trying to get fans to pose with him for photos.

A photo posted by Scotty T (@scottgshore) on

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A police spokesman confirmed:

On Monday, May 30, a 28-year-old man was arrested and given a caution for possession of an air weapon in a public place.

The reality star was released with a caution, but his apartment was reportedly searched by officers following the offence.

Scotty was quick to share his thoughts on the incident with fans on social media…

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The caution could have seriously negative consequences for his international career, with numerous countries now able to deny the MTV celebrity entry.

Timlin, who admitted common assault after hitting a Welsh club-goer in February 2014, being fined £265 and ordered to pay £100 compensation plus £72 costs, can consider himself lucky though.

Police guidelines state that possession of a self-contained gas cartridge weapon without the necessary firearm certificate is punishable by ‘a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 10 years imprisonment’.

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So even if he has to be content with domestic fame, that is certainly preferable to a decade behind bars.

Topics: Film and TV

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The Sun
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    Geordie Shore star Scotty T arrested for FIREARMS offences