On Wednesday, 15 May, officers from the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit, South Yorkshire Police, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) and Lancashire Police attended at an address in Rossendale, Lancashire

Vincent Joyce, a 39-years of Haworth Avenue, Rossendale was arrested with a 34-year-old woman from the Rossendale area on suspicion of firearm offences. Joyce has since been charged and the woman released under investigation.

During the search of the property, a number of firearms and a significant quantity of ammunition was seized. This has been recovered and is being examined by experts.

Joyce appeared at Blackburn Magistrates court on Friday, 17 May and was remanded into custody.

NWROCU are now leading this investigation.