Nottingham

'Firearm' search in Vernon Park lake in Old Basford

Police divers
Image caption Police divers were at the lake on Tuesday

Police divers have been searching a lake in a Nottingham park following reports that a gun could have been discarded in the water.

The lake, at Vernon Park in Old Basford, is being checked by the force's underwater team.

Det Ch Insp Louise Jordan said: "As with any suspected firearms activity we have taken this report extremely seriously."

The force has not said what crime the weapon may be linked to.

In August, a 23-year-old woman suffered a single gunshot wound outside the nearby Vernon pub.

She was treated in hospital and later released.

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