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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-02-03

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3 males arrested after drugs and firearm seized in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police have arrested 3 males and recovered drugs and an antique firearm following an incident that took place in Southport, on Sunday 29 January 2017. At around 5pm, Officers attempted to stop a Vauxhall Corsa, on Hesketh Road, Southport. The car initially failed to stop for Officers and was engaged in a slow pursuit before being stopped, on nearby Queens Road. The 3 males within the vehicle were detained and following a search of the car, bags of cannabis and a phone were also recovered. Following a further search of an address in Sefton Street, Southport, resulted in the location of what was described as an antique handgun. It has since been taken away for forensic enquiries. A 19 year old male, from Southport, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possessing a Section 1 firearm and drug driving. A 20 year old male, also from Southport, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. A 20 year old male, from Birkdale, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. All 3 males have since been questioned by detectives. Anyone with information on drug supply is asked to call:- 101 or you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on:- 0800 555 111.


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