Merseyside Police can confirm that two people were arrested yesterday (Wednesday, 4 February) following the recovery of a suspected firearm and ammunition.
As a result of on-going inquiries, officers attended at a house on Florence Street at around 7pm.
A containment was placed on the property as a precaution and, a short time later, a man and a woman came out from inside the house.
A search of the house was then carried out and officers found what they believe to be a handgun. The firearm was recovered for further examination to establish whether or not it is a viable weapon.
The man, who is 25 years old, was arrested in connection with an on-going investigation into an allegation of assault and also on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
The woman, who is 26 years old, was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
Both people were taken to police stations on Merseyside for questioning by detectives.
An investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Shaw, said: â€œThis is a great result as we have taken a potential lethal weapon out of circulation and removed a quantity of live ammunition.
â€œThese arrests and recoveries once again show that we will always take positive action with information we receive and would always encourage members of the public to provide us about the location of firearms. With their help we can keep taking guns off our streets.â€
Anyone who has any information can call Matrix Serious and Organised team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.