A HANDGUN was discovered in Russell's Hall, after a car was intercepted by armed police.

The gun was recovered from a Ford Fiesta just before 7pm on Overfield Drive on January 9.

A 22-year-old man escaped from the car and hid in the bushes, but was found and arrested by police on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

He remains in police custody today, January 10, for questioning.