Firearm recovered in Aintree and handed in at Walton Police Station
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Officers recovered a firearm yesterday, Monday 21 June, after it was found by a member of the public and handed in at Walton Lane Police Station. Shortly after 1.30pm, a concerned member of the public handed in the revolverafter finding it at the side of a property in Aintree.
The firearm has been forensically examined and enquiries will be carried out to establish whether it is linked to previous incidents.
Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald said: "I'd like to thank the person who handed in the firearm - in doing so, they have potentially made our communities safer for everyone. "Our enquiries will now continue in order to find out if it has been used before, and to whom it belongs.
“We’re absolutely committed to tackling those involved in all serious organised crime, including gun crime, and we have dedicated significant resources into taking weapons and offenders off our streets.
“Information from those communities affected makes a big difference, so if you know where dangerous weapons are being stored, carried or used, let us know and we will take positive action.”
Always call 999 if a crime is in progress, or pass information via @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.