Pensioner to argue 'human rights defence' to cannabis charges
6:00pm Friday 13th June 2014 in News
A Pembroke Dock pensioner said today (Friday) he would put forward a human rights defence to charges of growing, supplying and possessing cannabis.
Eric Stanley Mann, aged 71, represented himself during a plea and case management hearing before Judge Huw Davies at Swansea crown court.
He denied supplying cannabis between June 1 and October 10, 2013, producing cannabis plants, possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing cannabis.
Mann said he would argue a public interest defence based on the Human Rights Act.
Mann, of Harbour Way, was granted bail until his trial starting on December 9.