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Police find stash of guns hidden in Salford's oldest cemetery

Credit: MEN Media

Police have found a stash of guns hidden in a cemetery in Salford.

Officers surrounded a disused chapel at the entrance of Weaste Cemetery and were spotted lifting items from the back and putting them in boxes.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police later confirmed they recovered "a number of firearms" during the operation.

Notable people to be interned in the cemetery include 'Busby Babe' Eddie Coleman. Credit: MEN Media

GMP said the operation is part of an investigation into the supply of guns in Salford, and not any other specific inquiry.

They said the weapons will need to be tested first to see if they are 'viable firearms' or not.

The find comes ahead of a two week firearms amnesty across Greater Manchester.

It comes ahead of a two week firearms amnesty across Greater Manchester. Credit: MEN Media