AN Otterburn man has been fined after pleading guilty to two charges relating to a shotgun.

Ross Corbett (40) of Bridge End, Otterburn, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court in Bedlington last Thursday.

He faced one charge of possessing a shotgun without a certificate and one charge of making a false statement to procure a shotgun certificate.

Corbett pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined £130, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85.