Photo: Police remain at the Stanley Street address 6.45pm


Merseyside Police can confirm that a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in Southport this evening (Sunday, 26 June).

At about 5.10pm police received a report claiming that a man had been seen threatening another man with a gun on Stanley Street, Southport.

Armed response officers attended and a containment was placed on a house in Stanley Street. A 22-year-old man from Southport was arrested by officers nearby on suspicion of possession of a firearm and he has been taken to a police station where he will be questioned by detectives.

No firearm has been found at this stage, although a search of the house on Stanley Street is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information which could help the police with their inquiries into this incident is asked to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3835, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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