Shotgun Found In Graveyard.

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Detectives from Merseyside Police’s anti-gun Matrix team are examining a shotgun found in a cemetery.

A member of the public found the shotgun after going to Ford cemetery in Litherland to tend to a grave. Whilst he was in the cemetery he spotted the gun which had been hidden behind a holly bush.

The shotgun was handed in to officers at Marsh Lane police station at 3pm.Forensic experts are now examining the weapon and ammunition.

Detective Inspector Lee Schofield from Matrix, said: “The recovery of this gun means another weapon has been taken off the streets of Merseyside and I would like to thank member of the public who found the gun for their vigilance and prompt action.

“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. More and more offenders are looking for alternative places to store their weapons. So I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to members of the public, including dog walkers and people who work unusual shifts, who spot someone acting suspiciously on wasteground or in gardens to contact us.

“Anyone with information regarding those involved in gun crime, or where guns are being stored, is asked to contact the specialist Matrix team on 0151 777 5687 , or Crimestoppers on  0800 555 111 . (source Liverpool Echo)




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