An ammunition factory has been discovered by GMP in a Derbyshire town.

Police raided a house in Buxton today on a smart modern estate overlooking countryside.

The swoop in Walker Brow came after months of painstaking investigations.

The force has described the find as "significant" and is suspected of being a key supply line guns and ammunition to Greater Manchester's gangs.

Bullets seized by GMP's Serious and Organised Crime Group from a house in Buxton. Guns and components for making ammunition were also found.

Detectives seized ammunition, firearms components and "tools believed to be used in the manufacture of ammunition" in a raid at 8.30am.

In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 8.30am, officers from GMP's Serious and Organised Crime Group executed a warrant on Walker Brow in Buxton as part of an on-going investigation into the supply of firearms and ammunition.

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"Following a search, a quantity of ammunition, firearms components including barrels and other tools believed to have been used in the illegal manufacture of ammunition were seized.

"A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He remains in custody at this time.

Walker Row in Buxton overlooking countryside. GMP discovered guns, bullets, and equipment for making ammunition in a raid on a house there

Detective Constable Christopher Chinnery, of GMP's Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: "This is a significant discovery as part of our commitment to tackle the use of firearms and gang-related crime in Greater Manchester.

"These items could have led to devastating consequences and we remain committed to tackling organised crime across Greater Manchester."

Walker Brow in Buxton where GMP discovered ammunition making equipment in a raid on one home.

Police are currently dealing with a three-way gun war between two Cheetam Hill and one Salford gang.

It has seen a spate of shootings since  November last year, with the most recent being in September in which a a 27-year-old man was hit multiple times after being shot at five times.

In Salford there have been five unconnected shootings since September, including three in a week last month.

But police have seized three firearms and bullets after carrying out sweeps of several locations in the city.