Police swoop on man's 'hobby' weapon stash

Last updated 07:06 17/07/2014
WEAPONS HAUL: What appears to be a missile is among shells recovered by the police at the man's house.
Greater Manchester Police

WEAPONS HAUL: What appears to be two halves of a missile is among shells recovered by the police at the man's house.

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Police in the UK have arrested a 76-year-old man after discovering a hoard of weapons in his house in Dukinfield, Manchester.

More than 40 weapons - mostly shells - were found, reported ITV.

"We have recovered a significant number of firearms at this address, many of which appear to be antique or heritage weapons relating to the World Wars," Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley told ITV.

"At this stage the weapons do not appear to have been collected for any other reason than as part of a hobby but it does not detract from the seriousness that these weapons pose, particularly if they get into the wrong hands."

The man, who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited firearm, had since been bailed.

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