By ANTHONY FRANCE
and PHILIP CASE
Published: 19 Aug 2008
ARMED police examine an �assassin’s kit� they found in a car boot — hidden under a pram.
The lethal haul included a pistol with silencer and an AK47 assault rifle.
Police swooped on a grey VW Golf after being told that a CCTV camera had picked up a rifle on the passenger seat.
The driver was asked if any other weapons were in the car and allegedly replied: �You should take a look in the boot.�
Cops retrieved the AK47, along with a Desert Eagle self-loading pistol, a Glock 17 pistol, a revolver and an air rifle.
There were also several rounds of ammunition and a camouflage vest — all tucked beneath the pram and a collection of old vinyl LPs.
A man was arrested at the scene and later charged with drink driving.
He was bailed on firearms matters.
Police spent nearly an hour bagging and tagging the weapons and other items seized in Manchester city centre.
One local said: �The suspect was sitting in the front with a rifle. He was questioned at the roadside, against the wall, before he was placed into the back of a marked police car.
�You don’t expect to see that outside your house. It is worrying, given the concern over gun crime.�
Lewis O’Dowd, 24, of Northenden, Manchester, will face city magistrates on August 27, accused of drink driving.