Wanted man arrested after two guns and ammo found by cops

A wanted man has been arrested after police found two guns and ammunition at a house in Oldham.

Officers discovered the weapons during a search at a house on Alder Road, in Failsworth, at around 1.20pm on Monday (July 26).

They found a sawn-off shotgun along with 15 cartridges of ammunition.

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They also found a converted pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

Police found a converted pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition

During the search carried out by Oldham South’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, police arrested a 41-year-old woman.

She has since been bailed and enquiries are ongoing.

A second suspect was then arrested yesterday (Wednesday) at an Oldham hotel.

The sawn-off shotgun

Inspector Christian Julien, of GMP’s Oldham district, said: “These actions are a testament to the skill and dedication put in by all officers involved to help dismantle serious crime across Greater Manchester.

“The damaging impact of criminal activity can be felt across communities. GMP continues to be committed to identifying this activity and ensuring those responsible faces the appropriate justice.

“Often our investigations are supported by intelligence passed to us by members of the public so I would encourage anyone with information that could assist on our enquiries to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information or concerns should contact police online at via www.gmp.police.uk, or 101.

Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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