BARRY’S 'Flying Vet' Maurice Kirk has been charged with alleged firearms offences.

The 64-year-old was charged on Tuesday night (June 23) and held in custody before appearing at Barry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (June 24). He was remanded in custody, to appear at Cardiff Crown Court the following day (Thursday), charged with possessing a firearm.

He appeared on Thursday morning in Cardiff, and was further remanded in custody, to appear again on July 6.

Kirk, who lives in St Donats, made headlines last year after landing his plane near George W Bush’s Texas ranch.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended an address in the St Donats area on Monday, June 22, as part of an ongoing investigation.

“A 64-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.”