AN OSWESTRY man has admitted having a firearm and ammunition sent to his home from the United States.

Kieran Prime, 21, was arrested as part of a joint operation between UK and US authorities looking into the alleged movement of guns.

He plead guilty possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing ammunition without a certificate when he appeared at Birmingham Crown Court and sentenced was adjourned until December 14.

Prime was arrested in the raid by armed officers at Queens Flats in Oswald Road near The Cross which brought the town centre to a standstill.

A 19-year-old woman was also arrested but was subsequently released.

At the time Detective Chief Inspector Michael Nally, from West Mercia Police, said the raid came after a joint operation between two US agencies - Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Special agents in Newark had examined a parcel and discovered a concealed firearm and ammunition which was later arranged to be delivered to the address in Oswestry town centre.