Two arrested after 'suspected firearm' found

Mill Lane, Wavertree
Mill Lane, Wavertree -Credit:Google Maps

Two people were arrested after a 'suspected firearm' was found.

Merseyside Police officers attended a property on Mill Lane in Wavertree at around 6pm on Sunday, April 28. Officers discovered a suspected firearm, which has now been forensically recovered to establish if it is a viable weapon.

A man and woman were arrested for multiple offences, including possession of a firearm, handling stolen goods and possession of criminal property. They remain in police custody while officers continue to investigate the scene.

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Detective inspector Dan McWhinnie said: “Our streets are made safer with every weapon we take out of circulation and every arrest we make in relation to firearms.

“We are committed to taking firearms off our streets and, rest assured, if you tell us about any suspected possession or offences we will take action and put those responsible before the courts.

“Merseyside Police pro-actively investigates serious organised crime including the use of guns and the supply and distribution of drugs on Merseyside and is relentless in its pursuit of offenders.

“We will always take immediate action to incidents involving guns and we are actively working to make Merseyside a safer place to live and work.

“Information from the public is vital if we are to breakdown the organised crime groups who bring misery to our streets. It is vital that members of our communities come forward with information so we can make our communities safer for the decent, law abiding people who live in areas affected by gun crime.”

If you have any information about the suspected storage, possession and use of firearms and ammunition, you can contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, by calling 101. Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at