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 – will have an update later today.

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