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3D printer 'gun parts' seized in Manchester raid

A 3D printer and suspected "homemade" gun components seized during police raids in Manchester are being examined.

Detectives initially said the parts were a "plastic magazine and trigger" which could make a "viable" gun.

But the man held on suspicion of making gunpowder has told the BBC they are actually sections of a 3D printer.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) now say they "cannot categorically say" whether they had recovered the component parts for a gun.

Judith Moritz reports.

  • 25 Oct 2013
  • From the section UK