Formby man arrested following a firearms incident in Bootle April 19th, 2017 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Police outside a house on Formby Street Formby man arrested following a firearms incident in Bootle Merseyside Police has arrested a man in Formby, on suspicion of possession of a firearm and assault following an incident in Bootle this afternoon (Wednesday, 19 April 2017). Officers were called to Miranda Road shortly before 11am to a report that a man had assaulted a woman. A short time later the same man was reported to be carrying what appeared to be a firearm at the junction of Bedford Road and Miranda Road. The man then made off in a silver-coloured car in the direction of Stanley Road. Specialist officers were deployed and a search of the area took place. A 45-year-old man from Formby was arrested a short time later in Formby on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed. Anyone who has any information about firearms in their community is asked to contact officers on the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Photo Credit | The Formby Bubble Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!