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Man charged in connection with firearms offences, Renfrewshire

Police Scotland can confirm a 55-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with alleged firearms offences in Renfrewshire.

As part of an ongoing, intelligence-led operation, officers searched a property in Douglas Crescent, Erskine, on Saturday, 22 August, 2020, and recovered a number of firearms and ammunition.

The 55-year-old man is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday, 24 August, in connection with the recovery.

Detective Inspector Martin McGhee, of Police Scotland's Specialist Crime Division, said: "We have recovered a number of firearms and ammunition following an intelligence-led operation. I would urge anyone who has information about the criminal use of firearms to contact Police Scotland on 101. Your information will be treated with the utmost confidence.

"If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass on information through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."



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