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Stall told to stop selling guns

A stall holder has been told by police to remove two deactivated guns from open sale at a market.

South Wales Police said firearms officers were called after a member of the public reported seeing the weapons at Splott Market, Cardiff, on Thursday.

The guns had been had been welded closed so they could not be returned to their original firing state.

The stall holder had certificates, but police told her to sell them through "more appropriate channels".

Police said: "Officers attended the market after receiving a call from a concerned member of the public and spoke to the seller who is a collector.

"The woman was given suitable advice to remove the items, which she had certificates for, and pursue more appropriate channels if she wished to sell them.

"We would like to reassure the public that the use of guns in south Wales remains extremely rare and immediate action is taken if information is received about the use, threat or sale of items."

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