Two men charged over firearms offence in Kirkby

Two men from Merseyside have been charged with possession of a firearm.

Phillip Smith, 27, and Christian Thomas, 34, both from Kirkby, have been arrested and charged following increased police activity in the area.

Patrols had been stepped up following a shot being fired near St Laurence School in Southdene, Kirkby, on Friday. No-one was injured.

The two men are due to appear at Liverpool and Knowsley Adult Remand Court later.

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