A MAN is to be sentenced after he pleaded guilty to a firearms offence and assault.

Gary Ansen, 40, of Alicia Crescent, Newport, admitted possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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He also pleaded guilty to assault by beating.

Cardiff Crown Court heard the offences took place in Newport on July 3, 2020.

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Ansen’s sentencing was adjourned until May 27 so that a report could be prepared.

The defendant was granted conditional bail.

He was represented by Gareth Williams and the prosecution by Heath Edwards.