Cannon Maker Tells Of His Hell In Prison

A GREAT-GRANDFATHER who was jailed for five years for building a cannon has branded his sentence “harsh”.

Roy Bennett, from Horwich , has spent the last two-and-a-half years behind bars for constructing a workable cannon and keeping it without a licence.

He built the device for his brother to use in American Second World War re-enactment.

Speaking for the first time since his release from prison, Mr Bennett, who is disabled after being born with a club foot and has no previous convictions, admitted he failed to get the cannon properly licensed but says he believes his sentence was too harsh.

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