Angry Mom Confronts Armed Cops Practicing Firearms Without Permission

Corin Chislett filmed herself arguing with police over the quarry being used as a firing range

Corin Chislett filmed herself arguing with police over using the quarry as a shooting range (Image: SWNS)

A mother has filmed herself confronting police at a firing range next to her home after discovering she didn’t have planning permission.

Corin Chislett, 34, says her children are afraid to go outside as police fire high-caliber guns up to four times a week, making a lot of noise.

She and her husband Rob, 48, say Devon and Cornwall Police used the neighboring pond bottom breach near Holcombe Rogus, Devon, without permission for eight years.

In recent years, gunfire has gotten much worse, from occasional pistol shots to machine gun-like fire.

Video footage of Mr Chislett’s garden shows loud gunfire in the distance.

Last week, Devon and Cornwall Police officers acknowledged they had the permit lapsed for “reasons unknown” and submitted a new application to fire guns all day, five days a week.

In the filing, they admitted they had been using the site without a permit since 2014, which they put down to “unknown reasons.”

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However, a separate application to develop the site shows that Mid Devon Borough Council has reminded them to apply again.

The new motion also called for permission to fire on weekends and higher caliber weapons than before – infuriating locals who say they feel like they are in a war zone.

The villagers also can’t complain to their local MP, Neil Parish, after he resigned from the polity after being caught watching porn in the chamber.

Rob says the site has been used by police for 40 years – but has seen increased use since the pandemic began.

The father-of-two explained: “It honestly feels like we’re living in a war zone.

“It’s so loud my little boy keeps complaining he doesn’t want to go outside, it’s just too scary.

“It went from maybe a dozen times a year with relatively small guns to four times a week with high-velocity rifles.”

Rob also claimed the facility was poorly secured and children could enter the facility via a “poorly maintained” wooden fence.

He also noted that during last week’s shooting, his wife Corin slightly rushed onto the premises in a fit of rage and confronted cops.

Despite being threatened with arrest, she was eventually able to get officers to cease guns and pack for the day.

Rob added: “It’s really a real concern that our children, who are 5 and 7 years old, could just wander onto the grounds or even get close to them while they’re playing a game of hide and seek.

“Security on site is limited. The wooden fences that are there are basically just the kind put up by local farmers to prevent their livestock from trespassing inside.

The entrance to the shooting range. See SWNS story SWPLgunfire. This is the moment a mother confronts armed police at a firing range next to her home - which the family discovered didn't even have planning permission. Corin Chislett, 34, was able to approach police officers with massive guns and tell them to stop. Corin, 34, and husband Rob, 48, are in the middle of Britain's most explosive neighbor dispute - with local armed officers. Rob and Corin say their children are afraid to go outside as cops fired large caliber guns up to four times a week - without a permit.

The entrance to the shooting range (Image: SWNS)

Rob Chislett with his wife Corin and their children

Rob Chislett with his wife Corin and their children (Image: SWNS)

“There is also a chain of barbed wire around it, but there are easy paths in and out of the site that are used by children and animals to get in and use the site for activities.

“They’ve put up the odd red flag if they start shooting and a sign at the gate, but other than that you could just wander onto the grounds, there’s nothing to stop you.”

In the new application, Devon & Cornwall Police state: “For reasons unknown to either party, neither Devon & Cornwall Police nor Mid Devon County Council were aware that the temporary consent had expired some years ago.

“This may be due to a change in personnel over the years.

“We acknowledge our part in not recording the omission in the zoning permit and confirm that this was purely coincidental.

“It was certainly not intended or intended that the end of the temporary consent would go unnoticed.

“The end of temporary consent was brought to our attention last year in 2021.”

Despite this, in 2014 the police made a separate application for planning permission to build a structure on the site.

When this was approved, Mid Devon Borough Council reminded police that they would have to apply for a permit to use the site again this year – which they didn’t.

A spokesman for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall said: “His website has been used for safe police firearms training since the 1970s.

‘Unfortunately, the expiry of planning permission for this important activity was missed due to what we believe to be a change in personnel.

“As soon as this error came to light, our construction and property team entered into discussions with Mid Devon Borough Council.

‘Now an application has been submitted, which makes it possible to take into account the opinion of local residents and to make comments.’

Locals now say they intend to challenge continued and future use of the facility through protests and legal action.

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