Man charged after gun recovered in Birmingham city centre

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A man has been charged after a firearm was recovered in Birmingham city centre last week.

A police CCTV operator spotted two men walking near to 'Pigeon Park' and spotted one of them in possession of a gun. 
The pair were tracked on CCTV walking down Needless Alley as armed officers made their way to the area. When the pair spotted officers they ran off, but following a short foot-chase one of the men was detained. 
A firearm recovered nearby has been examined by ballistic experts who have confirmed it to be viable weapon.
The 19-year-old man has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


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