North East Wales

Man who tried to sell shotgun on Facebook has been arrested

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Image caption Police were alerted to the man trying to sell a firearm on the social networking site

A man trying to sell a shotgun on Facebook has been arrested.

The 33-year-old owner of a second hand shop in Rhyl was reported to police after offering the firearm on the social networking site.

Five firearms, including two shotguns, an air rifle, a bolt action shotgun and a revolver were found at his home and shop, along with some ammunition.

The shop-owner has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Ch Insp Jason Devonport from North Wales Police said: "This is particularly concerning and thanks to the officers from Rhyl, for acting quickly by arresting and recovering these weapons and making North Wales safer."

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