Artwork made from guns collected during amnesties across Greater Manchester will be unveiled today. The sculpture is of Manchester peace activist Erinma Bell who fought to rid Moss Side of gun crime. It'll be on display at the cathedral.
A man has been charged with firearms offences after a gun was discovered at a house in Salford.
Greater Manchester Police recovered the weapon and some ammunition during a raid at a house on Armitage Avenue, Little Hulton, on Thursday, February 18.
Daryl Hewitt, 21, from Swinton, has been charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm whilst prohibited to do so. He remains in custody.
A gun amnesty across Greater Manchester starts this morning.
From 7am the public can hand in guns anonymously. They will not face prosecution.
The amnesty lasts until 26th July and is the first set up by the force since 2008.
In that, 1000 weapons were passed to police.
Merseyside Police have released video of raids made as part of their six-day gun and gang crime crackdown.
Officers say they have arrested 53 people so far, in an operation triggered by a spate of shootings.
One man was arrested over a shooting. Others were questioned over violent disorder, assault, and drugs offences.
Merseyside Police say they have made 10 more arrests in their six-day gun crime crackdown, after extra raids overnight:
It takes the total number of arrests to 53.
Police have arrested 53 people, in a six-day crackdown on gun crime in Merseyside.
Officers have raided eight properties, and stopped numerous cars and people. One man was arrested over a shooting. Others were questioned over violent disorder, assault, and drugs offences.
Superintendent Paul White says: "A small number of people... are causing fear in our communities through the use of violence and firearms and Merseyside Police is not prepared to standby and let them rule the roost."
Police who took a gun off the streets are hunting a man they believe may have been hiding it.
Carlo Tommasello, 25 has not been seen since the gun and live rounds of ammunition were seized from the house on Tartan Street in November last yeat. Tommasello has links to the Clayton area.
Detective Constable Steven Harris said: "Greater Manchester Police is committed to taking guns off our streets, and combating the threat of the organised crime.
"He knows that we are looking for him, and I would urge anyone who recognises him from the picture to call us.
Two shotguns have been recovered from addresses in Kirkdale and Fazakerley in Liverpool. A 37-year old woman and a 47-year-old man, both from Fazakerley were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They are currently being questioned by officers.
Seven people have been arrested during raids at 15 addresses in Kirkby, St Helens, Knowsley village and Fazakerley.
The operation, codenamed Operation Decade, is targeting those believed to be involved in gun and drug crime.
The raids are the culmination of a 12-month investigation.
Six men and one woman, have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
A further two men have been arrested and a substantial amount of cash has been recovered from a property in St Helens as part of the operation
The operation carried out today reinforces the Force's commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs and guns in our communities.