Man arrested after firearm was seized in Northfield - The Bromsgrove Standard

Man arrested after firearm was seized in Northfield

Bromsgrove Editorial 25th Feb, 2024   0

A SUSPECTED improvised firearm has been seized in Northfield and a man arrested after police stormed properties across the city.

The property in Kelby Road was targeted by officers yesterday and the 21-year-old was held on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of a blade.

Prior to that, a suspected handgun, quantity of cash and drugs were uncovered in Brook Drive, Bartley green.

Two men, aged 27 and 62 and a woman aged 57, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

The two men were also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

In the early hours of this morning, a 25-year-old man was held when police responded to a car-key burglary in Bowman Road, north Birmingham.

A suspected handgun was found in a bag so he was held on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm.

All five suspects remain in custody for questioning.

The guns are now being tested to check if they are viable firearms, which will provide further information as officers continue their investigations.

The swoops were part of Operation Target – West Midlands Police’s response to tackle serious and organised crime.

Officers are specifically working to identify criminals involved in serious organised crime and bring them to justice, while preventing people from falling victim to some of their traumatic or harmful crimes.

Anyone with information about those involved in serious, organised crime is urged to pass information to police by calling 101, reporting via Live Chat at or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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