MALPAS ROAD SHOOTING: Gunman was jailed for owning weapons
10:50am Monday 22nd August 2011 in Malpas Road shooting
DARREN Williams was jailed for four months in 2004 after police found weapons in his home.
He lived on Brynglas Drive with his wife, 21-year-old stepson and 16-year-old son.
Neighbours said the family moved into the house around ten years ago.
After their split, Mr Williams moved out a number of weeks ago, with the house being put up for sale around three weeks ago.
A neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said that Mr Williams liked bodybuilding, shooting, his dogs and collecting weapons: “anything that could do somebody some harm.”
Williams was jailed for four months in July 2004 after police discovered an arsenal of weapons at his Brynglas Drive home.
In a drawer under his bed, officers found a stun gun, a .22 pistol, CS gas canisters and bullets designed to explode on impact.
There were also knuckledusters, pellets, a machete, an extendable baton, a hunter’s knife, several flick and lock knives and a rifle.
In a statement, his family said: “Darren has suffered for the last few weeks due to the traumatic break-up of his marriage and desperately needed professional medical attention.’’