A SOUTHAMPTON man accused of manufacturing guns and explosives had an instruction manual at his home, a court heard.

When police searched Pascal Knorr-Gulde’s home in Bond Road they found homemade gun parts, chemicals for making explosives and a workshop, a jury was told.

The 48-year-old is facing charges of possessing a prohibited weapon, attempting to manufacture a firearm, attempting to manufacture explosives and two counts of possessing explosives.

Defended, by Berenice Mulvanny he denies the charges against him and is on trial at Southampton Crown Court.

Daily Echo: Police raid a house in Bond Road, Southampton as part of a firearms and drugs sting on June 20, 2020Police raid a house in Bond Road, Southampton as part of a firearms and drugs sting on June 20, 2020

Opening the case on Tuesday, prosecution barrister Robin Shellard told the jury how on June 19 officers found “rocket candy” and “gun cotton” – both highly flammable substances – at Knorr-Gulde’s home.

He told how they also discovered ten litres of hydrogen peroxide and eight bottles of nail polish, which he argued can be used to make explosives.

The jury heard how Knorr-Gulde had multiple instruction manuals on how to make firearms as well as various copies of the Anarchist Cookbook, a controversial guide for making explosives.

He even had a milling machine for working metal which it is argued was used for manufacturing guns.

Daily Echo: Bomb disposal unit in Bond Road, SouthamptonBomb disposal unit in Bond Road, Southampton

The members of the jury were also shown pictures of the” internal parts of a machine gun”.

These included metal tubes used for “a revolver” and a “magazine for a MAC-10 machine gun” which could be used to hold ammunition. along with a guide to “build your own improvised purpose machine gun”.

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, a bomb disposal unit was called to attend an incident in Bond Road on June 19.

Police were on the scene for much of the next day and two neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precaution.

The trial, which is expected to last a week, continues.