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Man wanted over handgun found in Stretford garden

Dean Kirby. Credit: National Crime Agency.

The National Crime Agency's appealing for information after a gun and ammunition were found at a house in Greater Manchester.

Dean Kirby's wanted in connection with the weapons, found buried in a garden in Stretford where children had been playing.

Officers say the seizure was alarming but they're pleased there's one less gun on the streets.

The firearm and silencer which were seized. Credit: National Crime Agency

“The circumstances of this seizure were alarming to say the least. But in locating it we have taken one more deadly weapon off the streets of Manchester, and this will have a direct impact in preventing violent crime on our streets."

– Greg McKenna, NCA regional head of investigations