Boy from Formby (near Southport) arrested over gun ordered from America

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of importing a firearm after a gun ordered from America was intercepted by police before it was delivered to a Formby address near Southport.

Police and UK Border Force officers found the handgun in a package due to be sent to the property.

The boy was arrested and questioned about the gun and later released on police bail pending inquiries.

The gun pictured above is not the gun in question.

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