Merseyside Police has confirmed that enquiries are ongoing following the recovery of a firearm and ammunition in West Derby yesterday, Tuesday 18 October.
At around 1.15pm, police were called to West Derby Cemetery to a report of a gun and ammunition being found in a bag. The gun is described as a handgun, and forensic enquiries are ongoing to confirm the type of firearm.
Detective Inspector John Mullen from our Firearms Investigations Team said, “Every weapon we seize makes our communities safer, and this gun was stored with ammunition, which could have been used to cause serious harm.
“We will now conduct forensic work to establish if this is a weapon which has been used before and who has had it in their possession.
“If you have any information on this or other weapons, do the right thing and come forward immediately, as what you know could remove dangerous people and their weapons from the streets of Merseyside.”
Anyone with information on the storage or use of firearms is asked to contact Merseyside Police at @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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