West Midlands Police have charged a man after a firearm was recovered by officers executing a warrant in Birmingham yesterday.

Asif Hussain, aged 31, has appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court today charged with possession of a firearm without a certificate and when prohibited.

“He has also been charged with possession of a baton and cannabis”, confirmed police.

“We’re committed to removing guns and other weapons from our streets and we’re carrying out regular activity across the city.

“We’re currently running Operation Target which sees us take a defiant stand against a range of serious and organised crime offences.”

Police have urged anyone with information about serious and organised crime in their neighbourhood, to report it to us via 101 or Live Chat. In case of an emergency, dial 999.

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