Pensioner to argue 'human rights defence' to cannabis charges

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.

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