A GUNMAN has been spared prison after a firearm was discovered at a house in Hood Manor.

The gun and bullets were found in a property on Helmsdale Lane and reported to police on Tuesday, September 18 2018.

And officers’ investigations found that the self-loading pistol belonged to 51-year-old Kimble Slaughter.

On Tuesday, June 4, he admitted possession of a firearm and bullets at Liverpool Crown Court.

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Slaughter, of Marine Approach in Northwich, was handed a 20-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months.