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


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