Violent male arrested after smashing doors a Southport Hotel

At approximately 01:30 hrs this morning, officers attended The Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord Street, Southport in response to a report of a violent male causing damage at the location.

The male had left the hotel prior to the arrival of patrols, but following a brief area search he was located nearby and arrested on suspicion of causing damage to a couple of doors at the Hotel.

He was taken in to custody, where he was also found to be in possession of a small quantity of Class A drugs and further arrested.

Following interview Lee Ellison (46 yrs) from Cheshire, who was a guest at the Hotel was charged with causing criminal damage and possession of Class A drugs.

Ellison is due to appear in court on 13th February 2019.