Police seize six guns in 24 hours in Birmingham

Police in Birmingham have seized six guns in the space of 24 hours, including a loaded revolver found in a teenager's waistband.

Officers said five people had been arrested in connection with the finds in Great Barr, Billesley, Kings Heath, Kings Norton and Erdington areas on Tuesday and in the early hours of Wednesday.

A Colt pistol found in a car after the arrest of three people in Old Horns Crescent, Great Barr, was among the weapons recovered.

An 8mm Baikal handgun, 36 rounds of ammunition and a sawn-off double-barrelled shotgun were discovered at a flat in Billesley.

West Midlands Police Chief Superintendent Rachel Jones said:

Details of the seizures were confirmed a day after rogue gun dealer Paul Edmunds was found guilty of supplying illegal handguns and home-made bullets linked to more than 100 crime scenes, including three murders.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how Edmunds imported a Colt pistol used in a fatal shooting at a London nightclub and supplied ammunition used in two other killings and an attempt to shoot down a police helicopter.