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A Dorchester grandmother was sent a machine gun intended for a police station through the post after a mix-up.

Catherine Roots had been expecting a horse harness in the post but opened her package to find a Heckler & Koch black sub-machine gun.

The package was delivered by a courier to Mrs Roots when it should have been sent to firearms officers at the nearby police headquarters.

She called the station and two armed officers turned up and took it away, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Police later explained a gun supply company made a mistake with the postcode when they sent it to Dorset Police in Winfrith near Dorchester.

Mrs Roots, who is aged in her 50s and runs a smallholding at Winfrith, said: "I was petrified and I didn't touch it - I didn't know if it would go off.

"If it had got into the wrong hands the consequences wouldn't bear thinking about. After I contacted the police two armed officers turned up and they were as shocked as I was."

Mrs Roots was later told the weapon was a realistic training gun that fires infra-red beams, not bullets.

Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Whiting, of Dorset Police, said: "Because this item isn't actually a firearm it is lawful for the company, the suppliers, to use a courier as they did.

"I hasten to add if it was a real firearm we would transport it by hand, making sure that no such error like this could occur."

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