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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-08-07

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Shotgun and ammunition has been recovered in Bootle

ON Tuesday, 4 July 2017, Merseyside Police have told us that a shotgun and ammunition had been recovered from a disused property, located on Boswell Street, Bootle. we are told that the weapon was discovered by a member of the public, at around 11.30am and handed into Marsh Lane Police Station, in Bootle. It has since been sent off for forensic examination and an investigation is currently underway.

Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said:- "The latest recovery means there is 1 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. I'd urge anyone who has any information about firearms in their community, to get in contact with our Officers from the Matrix Serious and also use our Organised Crime Gun Crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600. Alternatively you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111."


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