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Ten firearms recovered in Lewisham

February 16, 2013, 9:42 am

Police in Lewisham have found ten firearms following a call by a member
of the public.

One shotgun (loaded), one air rifle, four handguns, three muskets and a
knife/gun weapon were discovered in bushes at a sports ground in the
Whitefoot area.

The find was made by officers on Thursday 14th February after a member
of the public called police at approximately 15:00 hours.

The Met’s Firearms Unit were subsequently called in to assist.

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

“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 and cannot 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 hold and 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.”

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