Firearm and weapons seized as officers continue to tackle those involved in serious violence
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On Tuesday 20th April, Kirkby community team officers recovered a firearm, ammunition, knives and a large supply amount of drugs as well as arresting a man in his 20s.
Whilst on high visibility patrol at around 4pm, officers attended a location in Hadleigh Road, Kirkby where a 25 year old man was detained for an unrelated matter.
A search of a nearby flat was conducted where officers recovered a shotgun, ammunition, suspected class A drugs and a number of knives.
The man was taken to custody for interview and the investigation continues.
Chief Inspector Phil Mullally said: “This is a significant recovery that has seen numerous weapons being taken off our streets. The seized items are extremely threatening and could seriously harm or kill another person. Therefore it remains so important that the public tell us where and who are storing weapons like this.
“Next week, we are supporting the national #OpSceptre campaign, that focuses specifically at fighting against knife crime. We have lots going on and I hope this proactivity encourages the public to share information, report offenders and help us keep our streets as safe as they can be.
“It was only this week that 23 year old Connor Dockerty tragically lost his life after being stabbed in Huyton. We must do everything we can to stop people picking up knives and other weapons and using them to harm another person. It is incredibly sad that a life has been lost this week to knife crime and I hope we can work together to ensure more lives are not taken.
“Although #OpSceptre week highlights knife crime in particular, this remains our priority all year round. With determination from us and support from you, I firmly believe we can reduce the amount of knife crime offences being committed in Merseyside and we can positively impact our communities to ensure their safety and futures.”
If you have any information, please contact @CrimestoppersUK completely anonymously.