Two arrests and firearms seized in Oldham

Two people were arrested and two firearms were seized after police swooped on a property in Oldham. 

Officers executed a warrant at an address on Bankfield Drive on Monday (12 October), as part of Greater Manchester Police's response to the supply of firearms.  

A 28-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They remain in custody for questioning.

Police added that two firearms hidden within the property were seized and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Mossop, of GMP’s Serious Crime Unit, said: “Thanks to the diligence of officers and some excellent team work, we now have two people in custody and we have been able to uncover and remove two potentially lethal weapons from our streets.

“I hope these arrests will reassure residents in Oldham that GMP is committed to making their area safer. Although two people are in custody, our enquiries very much remain ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who has any concerns about weapons or any information that could assist us to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or reports can be made anonymously via the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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