Illegal firearms

Gun crime in Cheshire is rare. However, if you have information about illegal guns or where one may be kept, there are a number of ways you can report this.

If you see someone with a gun in a public place or in a situation where they are an immediate danger to someone else, call 999 immediately, but do so without drawing attention to yourself.

If you believe that someone has a gun without a licence, even if they are looking after it for someone else, tell us by calling 101 or you can report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by using their online form.

If you believe that someone who holds a licensed shotgun or firearm certificate is using or storing their guns irresponsibly or without the right level of security, call 101. Alternatively, you can report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by using their online form.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crime. They only take information about crime and where it is happening. You can report information to them in confidence and without fear of them revealing to the police who has passed on that information.