Four Luton men have been charged with firearms offences as part of a crackdown on guncrime.
Deon Ellis, 25, of Fallowfield, Dylan Beckford, 18, of Hallwicks Road, Alexander Myers, 22, of Corncastle Road and Victor Martin, 44, of Russell Rise, were all charged with possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm/60cm and shortening a smooth-bore gun barrel of a section 1 firearm.
Ellis was also charged with possession of cannabis and the assault of a detention officer.
All four were arrested on Monday at an address in Russell Rise, Luton, by members of Beds Police’s Operation Boson team and appeared before Luton Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning.
Officers made the arrests on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service.