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Handguns found in raid near Coventry

Five blank firing handguns and a gas powered BB handgun have been seized by police following a raid near Coventry.

Officers from Warwickshire Police executed a search warrant at a house in Exhall, on Wednesday (04 September) morning.

Officers also recovered blank rounds.

A 32-year-old man from Exhall was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Sergeant Jack Pritchard from Bedworth Police Station said: "I have no doubt that removing these items from the circulation has made our streets safer.

"These weapons could easily have been converted to fire live ammunition. Even in their current form it would be impossible to distinguish them from live firearms and would no doubt have caused anyone to fear for their safety."

Anyone with information that could help police with their ongoing enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 21 of 4 September 2019. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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