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Weekly Edition - Published 29 August 2015


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Firearm was recovered from River Alt

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information after what is believed to be a firearm was recovered from a river in Aintree. Offices were called to the scene at 6pm, on Wednesday, 26 August 2015, after a member of the public reported finding the weapon; which appears to be a rifle; in the River Alt, near to Wango Lane. The weapon was recovered and a search of the area is to be carried out by the Underwater Search Unit. Detective Inspector Mike Leyland said:- "We need to establish if it is a fully active weapon with a view to conducting further examinations." Anyone with information can call the force's gun crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600 or the Crimestoppers line, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.


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