Police recovered a firearm, drugs and cash after stopping a car in Manchester

Police recovered a firearm, drugs and cash after stopping a vehicle in Manchester.

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Officers began pursuit of a white Audi A3 on Princess Road, Hulme shortly after 10.30pm on Sunday 13 October 2019.

A stinger was successfully deployed before the vehicle was abandoned on Bold Street.

Money in large quantities was recovered as well as a large quantity of drugs were recovered from the car and a loaded handgun was also recovered.

A man aged 20 was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Chief Inspector John Harris of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “Thanks to the dedication and professionalism of our officers, we have brought a suspected stolen vehicle safely to a halt and recovered an illegal firearm.

“This weapon and proceeds from the sale of the drugs also recovered would doubtless have been used to further other criminality.

“Their capture not only makes our streets safer, but will aid further investigations as we continue to target those who seek to profit from crime.

“If you suspect someone of owning an illegal firearm or being involved in drug dealing, contact police immediately. Your actions may help to save someone’s life.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4409 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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