Handmade firearm found in car: police

A Fairy Meadow man was arrested and released pending further inquiries after police found a handmade firearm in a car at Kembla Grange on Friday night.

Police stopped a Toyota Corolla on Wyllie Road about 10pm and spoke with the occupants, a 36-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman.

While searching the car and occupants, police will allege they found a handmade firearm. They also found the firing mechanism in the man’s possession.

Under the driver’s seat, police allege they found a barrel with a .22 round, attached to a laser pointer and battery.

The man was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station. He was later released pending further inquiries into the possession of the firearm.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.