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Man and woman arrested after police find shotgun

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Don't miss a thing by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox A man and a woman are being quizzed by detectives after a shotgun was discovered in a police swoop on a property in the Little Hulton area of Salford.

Officers raided the address in Carrfield Avenue at about 7.30m today. A 'viable' shotgun was seized for use in evidence. Greater Manchester Police said a 48-year-old man and 54-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and were being interviewed.

The action is part of GMP Salford's long-running wider operation into organised crime in the city - codenamed Arctic. Members of the public with concerns or information are asked to continue reporting to the police in confidence.

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