Boy, 15, arrested over gun ordered from the US

A boy has been arrested on suspicion of importing a firearm after a gun ordered from the US was intercepted by police before it was delivered to Merseyside.

Police and UK Border Force officers found the handgun in a package due to be sent to a property in Formby.

The arrested 15-year-old from the area was questioned about the gun and later released on bail pending inquiries.

Det Supt Chris Green said "preventing the supply of firearms [was] a priority" for the Merseyside force.

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