Home defense appears to have taken on a whole new meaning with the discovery of an MP5 machine pistol at an address in Ramsgate's Trove Court on Tuesday.
Police found the weapod during a drugs raid which netterd a large quantity of cannabisOther drugs, believed to be LSD and cocaine, were also seized. They have been sent for testing.
Police say the machine gun has been sent for forensic analysis.Det Insp Tony Pledger said: "We are fortunate gun crime is not prevalent in this part of the world and we are determined to keep it that way."Two people - a 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl - were arrested and charged with possession of the weapon and possession of cannabis. They have been remanded in custody.
Another 26-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the firearm. He was bailed until January 16, 2008, pending further enquiries.