Several dangerous weapons and a small quantity of suspected drugs have been seized at a property in Orrell Park after a man was arrested in Liverpool.
At around 9.30pm yesterday police attended an address in Moss Lane following a report of a disturbance. A 26-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug and resisting arrest.
Following a further search, a number of weapons were recovered in the man’s bedroom which included BB Guns, a decommissioned firearm and an assortment of knives.
The man was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and remains in custody.
Detective Inspector Nick Suffield said: “This is just one example of the high level of threat officers face when responding to emergencies to protect our communities.”
“Thanks to their bravery several dangerous weapons that could have endangered the lives of others have been taken off our streets.”
“We have unfortunately in recent months seen the catastrophic consequences of knife crime on Merseyside. We simply will not stand by and allow people to carry knives and threaten the safety of themselves and others.”
“We are committed to removing knives and all dangerous weapons from our streets and putting the people prepared to carry them before the courts.
“We have also carried out regular stop searches, warrants and open land searches to locate knives and ensure those who store, carry and use them are brought to justice.
“If you have any information about anyone carrying or using a dangerous weapon in your area please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
Please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.