Guns stolen in raid on Houghton house

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A HAUL of weapons has been stolen during a house raid.

Yesterday afternoon, burglars broke into a house at Avon Crescent, Houghton, and snatched four guns from a cabinet inside.

The gun cabinet is believed to have been forced open by the raiders, who then fled with two shotguns and two air rifles.

The firearms stolen are two 12 bore shotguns and two .22 rifles.

Investigating officers do not believe any shotgun ammunition was taken.

Detectives have launched an investigation and are urging anyone with information to contact them on 03456 043 043 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.