Update: Three Arrested And Gun Seized - North Liverpool
Update - 05.09.2012
Merseyside Police can confirm that the three people arrested
yesterday have been charged this afternoon (Wednesday 5
Paul Swale, 20 years of Harley Street, John Swale, 20 years of
Breeze Hill and Hattie O'Neill, 20 years of Honeysuckle Drive have
been charged with possession of a prohibited firearm and possession
with intent to supply cannabis.
All three are due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court
tomorrow morning (6 September).
Police have arrested three people and seized a handgun,
ammunition and drugs following the search of a house in north
Liverpool this afternoon (Tuesday 4 September).
Officers performing a stop-check on a man seen smoking a
cannabis joint in the street led them to a house in Honeysuckle
On arrival they saw a second man acting suspiciously at the back
of the house carrying a bag. When they detained the man and
searched the bag they found a handgun and several rounds of
A search of the house led to a large quantity of cannabis being
found and three off-road bikes and a dog suspected of being a
banned breed being seized for further enquiries.
Two men aged 22 and 20 and a woman aged 20, all from Walton,
have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and are
currently in custody awaiting questioning by detectives from the
Detective Chief Inspector Richie Salter said: "This was
excellent police work by our officers who spotted suspicious
activity and followed it up.
"The fact that a suspected firearm, drugs and suspected stolen
vehicles have been seized and taken out of circulation is a great
result and shows our commitment to tackling the issue of gun crime
in our communities.
"We will always act on information from the public and continue
to urge people to call us, in confidence if need be, if they have
information that could help us tackle gun and gang crime."
Anyone who has information about those involved in organised
crime or gun crime should call Merseyside Police's Matrix Unit on
0151 777 5699 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.