Handgun seized after Audi stopped and searched in Liverpool

Image caption Three men are being held on suspicion of possession of a firearm

Three people have been arrested after a handgun was found during the search of a car in Liverpool, police said.

Officers stopped an Audi at about 13:00 GMT in Smithdown Road near Penny Lane in the Allerton area of the city.

Three males from the vehicle were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and have been taken to police stations for questioning.

The car has been recovered and Merseyside Police said an investigation is currently under way.

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