A man was arrested for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm in Motherwell on Wednesday night.
Acting on a tip-off from residents, police arrested the man, 35, at his Khalenduna Street home at 11pm. A 9mm Vektor pistol was hidden in a chair close to the man’s bed.
Police spokesman Constable Mncedi Mbombo said a vehicle parked outside was also searched. A blue light used by police was also found.
Tracing the pistol, police found it had been stolen in Motherwell earlier this year. The man is expected to appear in the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court today.