Firearms recovered in bin in Sunderland

Police officers have recovered three firearms believed to have been stolen from a car in Sunderland.

Northumbria Police received reports of a rubbish bin on fire on Julius Caesar Street in Southwick just before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Officers discovered the bin contained a shotgun and two rifles, which could have been stolen from a car on Old Mill Road in Southwick on December 29th.

Two men, aged 26 and 36, have been arrested in connection with the case and police enquiries are ongoing.

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