Man charged after loaded revolver found during flat raid

We’ve charged a man with gun possession after a loaded firearm was found during a dawn raid at a flat in Birmingham.

Officers from our Birmingham Organised Crime & Gangs Unit were joined by armed police to execute the warrant at the address in Erdington at 4am yesterday (15 June).

A handgun was recovered from the bathroom during a search of the property and a man arrested.

Our armed police arrested the suspect at gunpoint
Our armed police arrested the suspect at gunpoint

The gun has been examined and found to be a viable revolver which was loaded with two live bullets.

Helder Darame, aged 23 from Lakes Road, Erdington, has been charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition and is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today.

Inspector Sharon Revitt from the Birmingham Organised Crime & Gangs Unit said: “Any recovery of a viable firearm or live rounds is potentially a life saved so this was a great result.

“We will always take information passed to us seriously and will respond accordingly to protect the public.”

People can call us in confidence on 101 or message us via the website using Live Chat – to call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.


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