Man charged after Liverpool John Lennon Airport ammunition find

John Lennon Airport, Liverpool
Image caption Searches at premises followed the discovery of ammunition in hand luggage at the airport

A man from Merseyside has been charged with a firearms offence after ammunition was seized from hand luggage at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.

The discovery on 22 August prompted a series of searches across the North West by counter terrorism officers.

Michael McMahon, 63, from Rainhill, has been charged with possession of a firearm contrary to Section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968.

He is due before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Merseyside Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said there had been "no threat to anyone in the area or the surrounding communities".

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