Missile among hoard of 40 firearms found at house in Dukinfield

Police have recovered a hoard of firearms at a house in Dukinfield.

Over 40 weapons were seized and will be examined by specialist officers under the Firearms Act.

Hoard of firearms found at property in Dukinfield
Hoard of firearms found at property in Dukinfield Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A 76-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited firearm. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley said:

"We have recovered a significant number of firearms at this address, many of which appear to be antique or heritage weapons relating to the World Wars.

"At this stage the weapons do not appear to have been collected for any other reason than as part of a hobby but it does not detract from the seriousness that these weapons pose, particularly if they get into the wrong hands.

– Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley
Hoard of firearms found at property in Dukinfield
Hoard of firearms found at property in Dukinfield Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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