Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gun Found in Garden near Child

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gun Found in Garden near Child

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BRITAIN'S answer to the FBI have named a man they want to speak to after a gun and ammunition was found in a garden where a two-year-old child was playing.

The National Crime Agency are trying to track down Dean Anthony Kirby, 30, originally from Stretford, as part of an investigation into the supply of firearms.

He is wanted for questioning following the discovery of a handgun, ammunition and silencer after NCA officers executed a search warrant at an address in Stretford last October.

The Makarov, Russian-made self-loading pistol was found in a garden where the child was playing.

Kirby is known to frequent the Old Trafford, Stretford, Sale and Wythenshawe areas.

Greg McKenna, NCA regional head of investigations, said: "The circumstances of this seizure were alarming to say the least.

"But in locating it we have taken one more deadly weapon off the streets of Manchester, and this will have a direct impact in preventing violent crime on our streets. …

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