Woman arrested after a firearm was located following raid in Tameside
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This morning at around 6am, officers executed a warrant at an address in the Bishop Close area of Ashton-Under-Lyne.
During a search of the property, an amount of cocaine was located, along with a loaded converted firearm and extra ammunition hidden next to a rabbit hutch.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody
Detective Sergeant Ian Toole, of GMPs Tameside Organised Crime Unit, said:" The seizure of this firearm located during the warrant this morning is a great result for not only our team but for the local community as it means we have one less potentially deadly weapon removed from our streets.
"It is completely unacceptable for these weapons to be on our streets and we are doing all we can to crack down on those individuals who think that they can disobey the law by owning an illegal weapon.
"We take all reports of drug and firearm offences extremely seriously and we continue to need the public's help in tracking down these criminals.
"Anyone with information about suspected criminal activity in their local area can report it by calling 101, or by using our Live Chat service on our website at www.gmp.police.uk
"Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."