A revolver pistol was found underneath a driver’s seat after a stop-and-search.
A 33-year-old woman from Leamington was stopped in a carpark in Brandon, Coventry, and a subsequent search found a revolver pistol underneath the driver’s seat.
The stop-and-search took place on Thursday afternoon (8 June 2023).
The Vauxhall Astra being driven was also found to have had the plates replaced and had been reported stolen.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, and theft of a motor vehicle.
A 37-year-old male was also arrested for the alleged offence. Enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Constable Ross Kirby said “Firearms are serious business, and we’re very happy we’ve managed to take another one out of circulation.
“Although offences involving non-air firearms have seen a small increase between 2021-2022 in the UK, the overall trend over the past five years has been a decline in total offences – a direct result of the concerted efforts of police across the country.”