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Man arrested and two loaded firearms seized following incident in Bootle

News   •   Mar 29, 2019 10:27 GMT

Firearm recovered in Bootle

Matrix officers investigating an incident in Bootle last night (Thursday 28 March) have recovered two loaded firearms and ammunition and arrested a man.

Armed officers were called to a premises on Bedford Road shortly after 5.10pm where an armed containment was put in place. Following the search of an address, a revolver, pistol and quantity of ammunition were seized.

A 25-year-old man from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and has been taken to a police station for questioning.

Superintendent Jonathan Davies from Matrix said: “It is pleasing to see two more firearms seized from our streets last night, and we will carry out the necessary work to establish if they are linked to any recent incidents.

"Every gun we find removes a weapon that could be used to cause fear, intimidation or harm to the people of Merseyside, and loaded weapons clearly have the potential to cause serious risk to people in the area.

"If anyone has any information about those involved in gun crime, or who knows where weapons are being stored, please keep contacting us so that these positive results continue."

Anyone with information on the storage of firearms can contact the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.