Man arrested by armed police in Hilbre Drive Churchtown Southport May 24th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Man arrested by armed police in Hilbre Drive Churchtown Southport A man was arrested by armed police in Hilbre Drive, Southport, at 9:09am this morning (Friday 24th May 2013) following reports of a man in the street with a rifle. The armed response unit was deployed after an off duty police officer reported a man in the street with a rifle. A replica gun or air rifle was recovered hidden in a front garden in Hilbre Drive a short time later. The man was taken to Southport police station for questioning. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] 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. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news UPDATE:10:45am MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF AN AIR RIFLE IN PUBLIC – CHURCHTOWN, SOUTHPORT Merseyside Police can confirm that a man has been arrested for possessing an air weapon in Southport this morning. The 28-year-old local man was arrested shortly after 9am by officers responding to reports that a man had been seen in Hesketh Drive armed with a weapon. Following his arrest, a search of nearby gardens in Hilbre Drive led to the recovery of an air rifle. There is no information to suggest the weapon has been fired or any reports that anyone has been threatened with it. The man is in police custody and he will questioned later today about the incident. Related Comments comments!