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Durham farmer who lived James Bond-style fantasy jailed after gun found hidden in chicken coop

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Durham farmer who lived James Bond-style fantasy jailed after gun found hidden in chicken coop

Date of alert:

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Crime Ref:

Force:

Durham Constabulary

A farmer who convinced his girlfriend he worked for the Secret Service while living a James Bond-style fantasy is behind bars after police found a gun hidden in his chicken coop.

John Hare, who had a wife and family, told his girlfriend he had killed people in the past and had agents watching him so always had to have a handgun close by. The 53-year-old Walter Mitty character was even armed during a dinner outing to a Toby Carvery and would carry the .22 pistol on nights out with the woman.

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Durham farmer who lived James Bond-style fantasy jailed after gun found hidden in chicken coop
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