MERSEYSIDE Police has recovered a significant haul of ammunition in Fazakerley today.
Officers from Lower Lane accompanied by Matrix firearms and sniffer dogs carried out a search of Hawksmoor Park this afternoon following information from members of the public that ammunition was buried there.
After a search of the area, approximately 200 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered.
The bullets will be subject to forensic testing.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Doherty said: "We received information from the community that ammunition was buried in Hawksmoor Park.
"We immediately acted on that intelligence and as a result recovered a significant amount of ammunition.
"I would like to thank the community for coming forward with this information, which has potentially saved someone from being injured, or even killed.
"We act on all information we receive and urge anyone who may have further information on where guns, ammunition, or drugs are being stored, or those involved in this illegal activity, to tell us so we can take action and get them off our streets."
In addition, a 21-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has also been charged with possession of a firearm.
Stephen Anthony Cassidy was arrested earlier today and later charged with the offence, which is believed to be linked to one of the seven firearms recovered by Merseyside Police this week.
He will appear in Liverpool Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.