High Peak man to answer to firearms charge

Police. Picture: Richard Ponter 134127f
Police. Picture: Richard Ponter 134127f

A 21-year-old man is to appear before a crown court judge to answer to firearms charges,

Dominic Birch, of Harpur Hill Road, Buxton, was arrested along with a 21-year-old woman following two police raids carried out on properties in Doveholes and Harpur Hill on Wednesday (February 18).

Derbyshire police carried out the operation jointly with the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Trident, during which four firearms and ammunition were recovered.

Birch was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Friday, February 27, to answer to the charge.