Page last updated at 11:28 GMT, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 12:28 UK

Hundreds of guns seized at house

More than 400 shotguns and rifles have been seized from a house in Oxfordshire days after a former firearms dealer had his licence revoked.

Police removed the guns from the property in Headington following a tip-off that the owner had more guns than he was allowed to own.

Officers also had concerns he was not storing the weapons safely and he and was "no longer a fit to hold firearms".

A 63-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail.

He was held on suspicion of possession of a prohibited weapon.

Police said the dealer's licence was officially revoked on Friday and officers seized all firearms from the house in Headington Hill on Wednesday.

More than 420 shotguns and 13 rifles were recovered along with many component parts, police said.

Five other properties near Oxford were also searched but no further firearms were found.


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