Replica firearm found following open land search in Kirkby
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Officers have recovered a replica firearm following open land searches in Kirkby today, Friday 16 July.
Local officers, supported by Matrix and the North West Police Underwater Search & Marine Unit, searched an area within Westvale and found the weapon.
Knowsley Targeted Team Inspector Jon Coote said: “Firearms, replica or not, have the capacity to cause fear and harm in our communities, and it’s pleasing to see another one removed from the streets. We see armed robberies and other distressing crimes committed with such items, so it’s vital we know where they are being stored before they are used.
“If you have any concerns about any weapons, drugs and other illegal items being stored, carried or used, come forward directly or anonymously. We’ll use all available powers, working alongside all our partners in Knowsley, to make our communities safer places to live, work and visit.”
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