Guns and cartridges have been seized after they were discovered in a Southampton street.

Two shotguns and cartridges have been seized by police from a location on Lower Brownhill Road, Southampton.

This comes after officers were called on Monday when a dog walker discovered the weapons.

The guns and cartridges have now been submitted for forensic examination.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown said: “Although the use of firearms in criminal offences is a rarity, I want to assure you that the safety of our communities is an ongoing priority for us, and that we will always act swiftly to reports such as these.

“We would encourage anyone with information on criminal activity to report it to police.

“All information helps us to build a better picture of what is happening in our communities, and ultimately helps us to keep you safe.”