A restaurant owner has appeared in court charged with shooting a firearm in a public park.
William Alldis is accused of killing a deer with a Sako .243 rifle the day after Bonfire Night, Barkingside Magistrates’ Court heard on Wednesday.
The 40-year-old runs the Cart Shed restaurant in Epping, Essex.
He did not enter a plea at the short hearing before the case was sent to Snaresbrook Crown Court by chairing magistrate Janet Herbert.
Mr Alldis, of Epping, Essex, appeared in court with a beard and wore a dark plaid jacket with a waistcoat and purple tie.
He is charged with possessing a firearm and suitable ammunition in a public place contrary to section 19 and schedule six of the Firearms Act 1968.
He was bailed to appear at a plea trial and preparation hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday 20 March at 9.30am.