Armed police respond to report of man carrying a gun in Southport August 1st, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Armed police question two men on Lord Street Armed police respond to report of man carrying a gun in Southport Merseyside Armed police and air support responded to report of a male carrying a gun on Lord Street, Southport this afternoon, Monday 1 August 2016. After searching and questioning two males they were released. A local said: “Someone had mistaken one of the men for carrying a gun and called 999. It turned out that it was actually a baseball cap he was putting back into his pocket and not a gun!” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!