Shotguns, rifle and ammunition found by builders at Wellingborough house


Police have recovered four firearms from a property in Wellingborough.

Workmen called police to an address on the Hemmingwell estate after finding the weapons while carrying out renovations last Friday, July 17.

Officers attended and found two assembled shotguns, an assembled rifle, one dismantled shotgun and ammunition, which had been stored in the roof of the house.

Wellingborough Inspector Lara Alexander-Lloyd said: “We believe these guns had been stored in the property for some time and they have now been taken away so we can gather any evidence that may be available from them.

“The workmen who found them did the right thing in contacting us as soon as they discovered them.

“We continue to work with local people to explain the dangers of illegally holding firearms and the risk people face by keeping them, not only to themselves but others.

“If anyone has a firearm they want to dispose of, or discovers one, they should call us on 101 and we will discuss the safe collection of the item.”