Trio admit possession of mustard gas at old RAF base

Three people have admitted possessing the chemical weapon mustard gas at a former RAF based used in the Second World War.

Martyn Tasker, 39, Michaela Tasker, 31, and Stuart Holmes, 50, were arrested after containers filled with the highly noxious substance were discovered in Lincolnshire woodland in October 2017.

At Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday, the trio all admitted possession of mustard gas canisters and discharging mustard gas into fresh inland waters.

Holmes also pleaded guilty to depositing mustard gas in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human…
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