Armed police officers were called to an address after a concerned healthcare professional saw an array of guns at a property. Cops based in Brownhills, Walsall, were sent to the area to assess the firearms.
They discovered 48 assault rifles, shotguns and handguns at the address. However, all of them were either airsoft or replica guns.
Cops warned the occupier that if they ventured out with one of the guns, they were at risk of being challenged by police.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “This week our officers visited an address after a report from a concerned health professional who witnessed numerous guns within a premises. On attendance our officers identified numerous Assault Rifles, Shotguns & Handguns at the location (48 in total).
“Armed response officers also attended and after a physical check on all the guns it was confirmed they were airsoft and replica guns. Our officers explained the dangers of owning such a collection to the occupier and highlighted the offences that could be committed by taking any of the guns out of the house into public areas.”
They continued: “Being in a public place with such a realistic replica gun could also bring the inherent risk of being engaged/challenged by Armed Police Officers.”