A replica handgun hidden under a bush has been recovered in Sale.
At about 12.30pm on Thursday 15 January 2015 police were called to Moor Noor Park on Norris Road after a member of the public walkingÂ their dogÂ reported thatÂ they had seen a gun.
Police attended and found a black replica gun hidden under a bush.
Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert of Trafford division said: â€œI want to reassure the public that this was a replica gun, and is not an illegal firearm, but it has the appearance of a real gun. We are keen to find out why this gun was put there and what it was going to be used for.
“I would encourage anyone who has information about this replica gun or knows how it got there to come forward.
â€œI would also urge people to be vigilant and report any concerns they have about guns or weapons.â€
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856Â 7686 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.