A STOURBRIDGE man faces a crown court trial after being charged with firearms offences.

Unemployed Aaron Williams, from Gibbs Road, Lye, appeared before Walsall magistrates last Saturday morning (October 20) after being charged with possession of a firearm, ammunition and a prohibited weapon in Oldbury.

The 38-year-old was arrested after armed police raided a property in Lye where they discovered a handgun and a taser-style electric shock device.

Williams was remanded in custody to await trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court on November 19.

West Midlands Police are urging anyone who suspects somebody of possessing an illegal firearm to contact them on 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight. Alternatively, people can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.