Man, woman charged over guns, police assault

NORTHERN police have charged a man and a woman after officers allege they found a loaded revolver in their car.

In the early hours of this morning police stopped a Ford Falcon sedan in Elphin Road Newnham.

Police searched the vehicle and its occupants and allege they discovered a loaded .38 revolver and two speed loader cartridges containing ammunition.

Northern Acting Inspector John Parker said police suspected the firearm and speed loaders were stolen property.

Police have charged a Glenorchy man, 24, with firearms offences, unlawful possession of property and drug-driving.

They also charged a Hobart woman, 32, with drug offences, possession of dangerous articles and having assaulted police.

The co-accused will face court at a later date.

A Mayfield man, 30, is also helping police with their enquiries.

Acting Inspector Parker urged anyone with information about the incident to call Launceston detectives on 6336 3701 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.