Birmingham & Black Country

Aston arrest as sniffer dog finds gun in bushes

A man has been arrested after a police sniffer dog found a loaded gun in bushes in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said a 28-year-old driver who had failed to stop for patrol officers in Holborn Hill, Aston, was arrested at 05:45 BST on Sunday.

They said they believed at the time he was trying to hide something, but nothing was found when he was arrested.

Sniffer dogs were called into the area and later found what police described as a 9mm handgun with ammunition.

The man, from Nechells, is being held on suspicion of possessing a firearm.