Kyle /Zoe Watts

Kyle Ashley Jake/Zoe Watts, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was charged at Lincoln Magistrates Court on 7 October, 2020 with one count of importing prohibited weapons with intent to evade a prohibition or restriction and one count of making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. Watts was remanded into custody.

The Daily Mail reports that police had been searching a property in Lincoln over several days. Residents living nearby were evacuated on Sunday 4 October while safety checks were carried out by the Bomb Disposal Squad and only allowed back into their homes just after 4pm. The Lincolnite website reported that police also found what appeared to be a shotgun in a car boot.

Watts 34, was previously a PCSO and has reportedly worked for Lincolnshire Police for 9 years but was suspended by the force while the investigation took place. Watts is also serving as the equalities officer for Lincolnshire Police UNISON.

Screengrab of Zoe Watts via Lincolnite

Media reports

BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-54447985

Lincolnite https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2020/10/transgender-police-woman-found-with-explosives-and-gun-appears-in-court/ archive

Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8814479/Policewoman-34-charged-making-explosives-importing-weapons-raid-house.html

Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/police-worker-charged-with-making-explosive-substance-and-importing-weapons-12098235

Lincolnshire Live https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/lincoln-bomb-squad-police-charge-4583364