Four shotgun cartridges have been discovered discarded at the recycling area of a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Maypole, near Birmingham.
Boxes from toy sets were amongst the pile of rubbish containing the firearms cartridges, along with food waste, wrapping paper, and even soft toys.
Local councils have had a reduced collection over the Christmas period forcing more people bring their recycling to points such as this.
West Midlands Police Officers have retrieved the shotgun casings for further investigation. They say enquiries are ongoing.