Islands Police officers have recovered a handgun following an operation in the
West Bay area.
at around 12.50pm Thursday, officers attempted to stop a vehicle close to Grand
Harbour. The vehicle sped off, police said. The driver abandoned the car a
short distance away and ran from the scene, police said. Officers pursued the
man and arrested him nearby.
A search of a
nearby house recovered a loaded handgun outside the premises.
The man, 26,
is being detained on suspicion of various driving and firearms offences. He had
not been charged at press time.