Double Barrelled shotgun and a number of cartridges recovered from Folkestone Road house (otsnews.tv) June 10th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Folkestone Road Merseyside Police can confirm that a firearm and ammunition was recovered at a property in Southport yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 10 June). Officers attended a property on Folkestone Road just before 2pm, and recovered a double barrelled shotgun and a number of cartridges. They have been taken away and will be forensically examined. The items were found during a house clearance on the property. The house was sealed yesterday, while specialist officers from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime team carried out a search. Detective Inspector Nick Price said: “We are thankful to the vigilance of this member of the public, who reported this find to us. “This firearm has now been taken out of circulation and can no longer be used on the streets of Merseyside. “The firearm and ammunition will now be forensically examined and an investigation launched. We are relentless in our pursuit of those involved in gun crime and I would urge anyone who has any information about this recovery, or anyone who has any information about gun crime in their area to contact 0800 230 6000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” ENFirearm and ammunition found at house in Folkestone Road Southport Merseyside Police can confirm that police have secured a house on Folkestone Road in Southport today Wednesday, 10 June. Police received a report that a firearm and ammunition were found by a company carrying out a house clearance on the property. A local resident said: “The house has had construction workers there all week”. Officers have secured the premises for a full search to be carried at the location and a full investigation is being conducted. Update to follow Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!