Loaded revolver and machine gun found during warrants
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A loaded revolver and a deactivated Mach 10 Machine gun have been seized by officers as part of our ongoing investigation into firearms offences on Merseyside.
At around 12.30pm yesterday, Wednesday 1st September, officers executed a warrant at an address in Wheatfield Close in Netherley.
During the search a loaded silver revolver was recovered. A 28 year-old man and a 28 year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
The firearm has been forensically recovered.
Following further enquiries and just after 7.30pm last night a second warrant was executed at a property on The Causeway in Southport.
During a search of the property a deactivated Mach 10 Machine gun, component ammunition parts were located and have been forensically recovered.
A 30 year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearm offences.
Both the man and women are in custody and enquiries are being carried out by the Firearms Investigation Team.
Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald said: “We remain determined to remove dangerous weapons from our streets as we know they can used to cause fear and harm and devastate our communities.
“Both of these weapons have been forensically recovered and enquiries remain ongoing.
“Information about where weapons are being stored is vital to the work we do to protect our communities.
“If you have any concerns about any weapons, drugs or other illegal items being stored, carried or used, come forward directly or anonymously. We’ll use all available powers and working with partners to make our communities safer places to live, work and visit.”
Contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.