A SIXTH suspect was arrested in connection with the discovery of a gun and cannabis at a St Helens address.

Officers raided a house on Wyresdale Avenue, on the Hard Lane Estate, on Thursday night.

During the search of the outside of the property a firearm was recovered along with a small amount of cannabis.

Police today revealed a 45-year-old woman from the St Helens area was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a section one firearm and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

She has been bailed along with the five people - men, aged 19, 20, 27 and 41, and a 36-year-old woman – who were initially arrested in connection with the discovery.

The firearm, thought to be a revolver, has been recovered and is being forensically examined.