Police find sawn-off shotgun

A sawn-off shotgun has been recovered from a property on Ascot Drive, Kirkby following the execution of a warrant yesterday (Wednesday 12 July 2017). 

The weapon was discovered by officers executing a warrant at the property shortly after 4pm. 

It has been recovered for forensic examination and an investigation is currently underway. 

Chief Inspector Paul Sutcliffe said: “The latest recovery means there is one less firearm in circulation on our streets that could be used to cause fear, harm or even worse in our communities. We are relentless in our pursuit of those involved in gun crime and will continue to carry out searches such as this to make our streets safer. 

“Information from the community is vital in our fight against gun crime and this discovery has been brought about through continued work with the community as part of our on-going pursuit to reduce firearms possession and discharges across Merseyside. 

“This firearm will be taken away and examined by crime scene investigators. I’d urge anyone who has any information about firearms in their community, to get in contact with officers from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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