Two men in court charged with possession of firearms in Dudley

Two men were appearing in court today charged with possession of firearms in Dudley.

Police stopped a 23-year-old man on Dudley High Street on Sunday, and seized a loaded firearm. The man was charged with possession of a loaded air weapon, and was appearing at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today.

A second man, along with a 13-year-old boy, was arrested in Wrens Nest Nature Reserve after someone reported hearing rifle shots, possibly at birds, at around 2.30pm.

The 38-year-old man was charged with possession of an air weapon in a public place, and was appearing before Dudley magistrates today. The 13-year-old boy was released without charge.

After the arrest, firearms officers conducted a search of the woodland, finding an air weapon.

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