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Police in Derby remove firearm from city streets

Posted on 27th March 2015

Police in Derby safely remove another firearm from the city streets.

On Thursday, March 26 Derbyshire police attended a house on Depot Street.

A search was conducted and a firearm was discovered in the garden of the property. Officers then searched the house and spoke to the occupant.

A 27 year-old man was arrested for possession of a firearm and is currently in police custody.

Inspector Richard Keene who in charge of policing the Peartree area of the city said: “The seizure of this firearm shows that another offensive weapon has successfully been taken from our city streets.

“Officers within Derbyshire Constabulary are constantly working with local communities to rid the streets of gun crime, working to make Derbyshire a safe place to live and work.”

Anyone with information on gun crime in their community is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.   

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