Two guns have been found in a garden in Gorton

Two guns have been found in a garden in Gorton.

At around 12.30pm today, Friday 8 September 2017, officers executed a drugs warrant at a house on Shelford Avenue, Gorton.

As part of an ongoing investigation, the house had been identified as being a major source of antisocial behaviour and suspected drug dealing.

During the warrants, officers found two guns in the garden of the house, which were being assessed by specially trained firearms officers.

A car, which is suspected as stolen, was also seized during the warrant.

A 52-year-old man was arrested at the house as he was wanted on recall to prison and a 42-year-old woman was arrested for breaching a court order.

They both remain in police custody.

Officers from the local neighbourhood team will be patrolling the area. Local people are encouraged to approach officers if they have any concerns.

Police Constable Vernon, said: “I can understand that seeing a group of officers and a police dog going into a house in the middle of the day can be extremely alarming.

“Prior to the warrant, we didn’t know that there were any guns at the address so it’s fortunate we’ve taken this positive action and seized them before any harm was caused.

The guns have now been  assessed by firearms officers and determined to be imitation firearms, not live ones. 

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