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Firearms stash found in sports ground bushes

Police have found ten guns in bushes at a sports ground in Lewisham.

A member of the public called in officers yesterday afternoon. They discovered a loaded shotgun, an air rifle, four handguns, three muskets and an additional gun in bushes at a sports ground in Whitefoot.

"The discovery of these weapons is significant and is a notable success in the borough's battle against violent crime.

"These weapons have been taken off our streets andcannot be used to cause or threaten harm to anyone.

"We are determined to tackle gun crime, knife crime and most serious violence in the borough and are going after people who holdand supply guns for criminals. This should send a clear message that we are determined to deal robustly with anyone associated with violent crime and we applaud all members of the public for assisting us with this."

– Superintendent Michael Gallagher, head of Operations and Crime Command at Lewisham Borough Police

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