A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin in the Dorset area.

Merseyside Police detectives investigating serious and organised crime arrested a wanted man on suspicion of firearm and drug offences following an armed containment on an address in Birkenhead just before midnight on Monday, December 18.

The 29-year-old man from Tuebrook was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm after a warrant was carried out at a unit in Studholme Street, Bootle.

On 12 November 2015, a number of firearms were recovered from the location and forensically examined.

The man has been taken to custody for questioning by detectives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be provided via their online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online.