Two arrested after firearms found at Oldham property
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 13 October 2020
Police carried out a search at a property on Monday as part of their investigation into the supply of firearms.
Firearms have been seized and two people have been arrested after police searched a property in Oldham yesterday (Monday 12th October 2020).
It was at an address on Bankfield Drive which was searched by officers as part of a Greater Manchester Police response to firearms supply.
A 28-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They remain in custody for questioning.
Two firearms hidden within the property were seized.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Mossop, of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Crime Unit said: “Thanks to the diligence of officers and some excellent team work, we now have two people in custody and we have been able to uncover and remove two potentially lethal weapons from our streets.
“I hope these arrests will reassure residents in Oldham that GMP is committed to making their area safer. Although two people are in custody, our enquiries very much remain ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who has any concerns about weapons or any information that could assist us to get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or reports can be made anonymously via the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
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