Police recover knives and 'gun' from stolen car in Derbyshire

Three people have been arrested and weapons recovered after officers stopped a car in Derbyshire.

Officers saw a Vauxhall Astra in Market Street, Heanor at around 3.30pm yesterday (Sunday, January 26), which they believed to have been stolen.

Police stopped a car on Market Street, Heanor. Pic: Google Images.

Police stopped a car on Market Street, Heanor. Pic: Google Images.

They approached the car and found two knives and a what appeared to be a gun inside.

Two men, aged 27 and 29 and a 20-year-old woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of stealing the car, which had been reported stolen from Langley Mill earlier that day.

The 29-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

They remain in custody today and are being questioned.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said: “The weapons have been seized and the car recovered.”

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