Dad's Ring doorbell horror as he hears man say 'hide the gun'

A dad's ring doorbell caught the moment two men boasted about 'hiding a gun' as his family slept in bed just metres away.

The men were captured on CCTV talking about 'hiding a gun' and scraping a metal object across a dad's garden wall in New Brighton last week (Friday, April 12). The ECHO understands the two men in the footage were possibly leaving the scene of a nearby burglary in Wallasey.

Police arrived in the area shortly after the CCTV was taken in search of the 'weapon' but nothing was found and no arrests have yet been made.

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The dad, who does not want to be named, shared the footage with the ECHO. He told how there are lots of kids in the area and how he worries one of them could have found the weapon.

In the first part of the clip one of the men can be heard to say: "Ring them again." With the other person replying: "Who."

They reply: "Ring up the police again, and tell them it's getting out of hand here. It's your turn, I've just rang them." The other one then responds: "But I can't."

The concerned resident believed the object to be a bladed weapon, he said: "It wasn’t nice seeing the machete getting scraped across my wall. Scary thing is if I would’ve heard it happening my paternal instinct would’ve took me outside. I’m glad I didn’t see it till the morning."

The second part of the CCTV footage overhears the men speaking about a 'gun' which they 'plan to hide' in the area. They are heard saying: "Still got that gun?" To which the other person replies: "Yeah lad."

The other then responds: "Hide that gun here in one of these. We need to smash that window through now."

The dad added: "It’s not very nice knowing that it [the gun] could be nearby. Loads of kids in my road. God forbid they found it [the gun]. The police were out in the road on the Saturday with their dogs. Not sure what the outcome of that is."

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "We are appealing for information following a reported burglary at a premises in Wallasey on Saturday 13 April. At around 2.15am, it was reported that Phoenix Bar & Grill had been broken into and some pipework was taken.

"Police attended the scene and made enquiries but at this time no arrests have been made. A search of the area was made and no weapons or property were recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

"Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and if you have any information, you can DM @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting reference number 24000336695."

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