Two people arrested and firearms recovered in Belle Valle
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We have arrested two people and recovered two firearms and ammunition in Belle Vale today (Thursday 22 April).
Police executed a warrant at an address on Lee Park Avenue following reports a firearm was being stored.
Officers seized a revolver from within the property and a revolver which was found buried in a communal the garden near to the address.
A 27-year-old man of No Fixed Address and a 25-year-old woman from Belle Vale were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
They have both been taken into custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald said: “I am delighted that we were able to seize these weapons and ammunition to prevent them being used to cause fear or worry in our communities.
“At Merseyside Police we are committed to tackling those involved in serious organised crime, particularly those involved in gun crime, and have dedicated significant resources into taking weapons and offenders off our streets.
“I would urge anyone who has any information on gun crime and the misery it can cause our communities to come forward and let us know. We will act on all information and together we can make a real difference."
If you have any information about the suspected storage, possession and use of firearms and ammunition, please contact us directly via @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, by calling 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.