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Merseyside Police can confirm a 35-year-old woman has been arrested following the discovery of a firearm at a property in Banks today (Friday, 18 January).

Officers executed a warrant at an address in Westerdale Drive this morning. Following a search of the property officers found, what is believed to be, a handgun.

A 35-year-old woman at the address was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

The item has been recovered for examination and the woman remains in police custody at this time.

DI Paul Unsworth, said: “Information from the public is vital for us in the fight against gun crime and I would appeal to anyone who has information about where guns are being stored, or who is using them to call Crimestoppers anonymously.   “We act on all information provided to us in relation to firearms.”   Anyone with information can contact the specialist Matrix team on 0151 777 5699, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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