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Officers have recovered a shotgun from a churchyard in Manchester.
Police found the weapon during the search of the grounds of St James' Church, Gorton.
Detective Inspector Charlotte Quinn, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "This result takes another suspected firearm off the streets that could have been used in a criminal activity.
"We rely on the help and information provided by the public to take firearms off the street.
"Anyone with information or suspicions should contact police via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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