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EXCLUSIVE: Camden Town man made staggering arsenal in his bedroom

PUBLISHED: 14:22 25 October 2010 | UPDATED: 09:47 26 October 2010

Christodoulos Sotiriou, 43, of Camden Park Road, pleaded guilty today to 11 charges of making and possessing weapons.

Appearing at Blackfriars Crown Court, Sotiriou, who has previously served a life sentence for murder, admitted making the haul of weapons which included a Second World War sub machine gun, a shotgun and thousands of exploding bullets.

Camden police officers were alerted in January this year when the UK Border Agency detected a parcel which included a bullet mould addressed to Sotiriou.

Detective Sergeant Mark Richards visited Sotiriou’s home in January this year where he discovered a large amount of white supremacist and counter-surveillance literature as well as heavy duty metal work and manuals on how to make explosives.

Police discovered the haul of weapons when they visited locations in Epping Forest in Essex that were contained on a handheld GPS device found at Sotiriou’s home.

After Sotiriou’s guilty plea this afternoon, DS Richards said: “It is unknown what Christodouos Sotiriou intended to do with these weapons. However, we have ensured through committed intelligence-led policing, that this arsenal of weapons will never reach the streets of Camden.”

Sotiriou is due to be sentenced on November 25 at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Full story to appear in the Ham&High on Thursday.


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