TWO suspected stolen guns have been recovered during a day of action in Birkenhead.

Merseyside Police and the community payback team were out in force on Tuesday, November 26 conducting a day of action focussed around Rodney Street and Penrith Street.

Officers conducted an open land search around Grasmere Court after concerns about criminal activity and discovered two suspected guns in undergrowth.

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Both were forensically recovered by specialist firearm officers and tests found one was a high-powered air rifle and the other a viable gun.

A full investigation will be conducted to establish how the guns were dumped there.

During this search a 100-year-old bronze statue was found which is also suspected to have been stolen.

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The bronze statue

On Oxton Road, officers raided a property, which is believed to have caused many issues for the community, and seized class B drugs.

A vehicle check site was put in place on Borough Road and 12 cars of interest were stopped by officers with one being seized for being driven without insurance.

Another vehicle was also seized as it had four bald tyres and no MOT.

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The community payback team filled three skips of flytipped rubbish from Rodney Street and community connectors called door to door to provide assistance to isolated members of the community.

During the day the Wirral Deen Centre opened their doors to the community, serving tea and cakes to all who called in.

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Anyone with information about crime in their community can report it Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.