Man charged after gun discovered in Aigburth

A man has been charged by police after a gun was discovered at a house on Merseyside.

Officers from Merseyside Police's specialist Matrix team raided a property in Aigburth, Liverpool and discovered a machine pistol.

A 24-year-old man, from Kirkdale, has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

He is due to appear before Liverpool City Magistrates' Court later, a police spokeswoman said.

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