UPDATE: Man arrested after gun scare on Southport beach May 20th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Police – Southport/Birkdale beach Man arrested after gun scare on Weld Road beach A 35-year-old man has been arrested after a gun scare Weld Road beach in Birkdale. Officers were called to Birkdale Beach car park shortly after 9.45am following reports that a man had been seen with a ‘firearm.’ Police discovered what is thought to have been a knife and an air gun. They then arrested a 35-year-old Southport man on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and possession of an offensive weapon. He was taken to Southport’s custody suit in Liverpool where he will be questioned. Live: Police incident Southport beach 10:30am Merseyside police has been at an area of sand dunes South of the Weld Road beach car park, Friday 20 May 2016. A member of the public reported “police searching coastal road and beach beach area” Incident ongoing – OTSNews.co.uk will have an update later today. Police incident #Birkdale #southport ongoing #BREAKINGSouthport pic.twitter.com/VZBiGTEeCK — OTS NEWS.co.uk (@onthespot_news) May 20, 2016 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk 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!