Update: A 22-year-old man from Sefton charged with firearms offences

29th January 2015
Merseyside Police can confirm a 22-year-old man has today (Wednesday, 28 January) been charged with firearm offences following the recovery of a number of firearms last week in Netherton.

Steven Lloyd, 22, of Moss Lane, Litherland has today been charged with possession of two Section 5 firearms.

Lloyd has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 29 January.


UPDATE ON 23/1/15

Merseyside Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman from the Sefton area on suspicion of firearms offences after executing several warrants in Netherton on Wednesday (21 January) night.

The woman has been released on bail pending further enquires.



Police in Sefton have taken four guns off the streets and a quantity of ammunition as part of an on-going operation to reduce violent crime in the borough.

Neighbourhood officers were joined by the force’s Matrix Serious Organised Crime (MSOC) unit in executing several warrants in Netherton on Wednesday (21 January) night.

At a house in Dartmouth Drive the police found, what are believed to be, four handguns and three boxes of ammunition hidden in various areas.

An investigation by detectives from MSOC and supported by officers from Sefton CID is now underway to trace the people responsible for the weapons.

Netherton neighbourhood Inspector Phil Hatton, said: “This was an excellent find and four dangerous firearms have now been taken off the streets as well as a large number of bullets.

“These weapons are capable of inflicting serious injury or even killing someone so every effort is now being made to catch the people responsible for having them.

“We have a firm commitment to continuing our efforts to tackle serious and organised crime throughout Sefton and the rest of Merseyside and help from the public is key to this.

“Anyone who suspects criminal activity is taking place where they live can call Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 and that information will be passed onto the police for us to take action. ”

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