'Heroin' find in routine car stop check in Liverpool

A large amount of class A drugs - believed to be heroin - was discovered by police when they stopped a motorist for driving without insurance.

The 30-year-old man, from West Derby, was stopped in Hall Lane, Kensington, on Thursday afternoon.

Officers then searched a house in Deysbrook Way and found a firearm, ammunition, drugs and a significant amount of cash, police said.

The man was arrested and remains in police custody.

Det Supt Richie Davies, of Merseyside Police's Matrix team, said: "This was an excellent result from what was a routine stop check.

"Merseyside Police is committed to taking guns and drugs off our streets and making Merseyside a safe place for all."

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