Firearms Officers called out
MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that
Armed Officers carried out a search of part of Southport Town Centre, on 1
August 2016, after a member of the public reported seeing a man armed with what
they believed was a hand gun. The passer by called:- 999, about at 4.12pm, to
report that he had seen the man in Wright Street hiding what he thought was a
firearm underneath his clothing, before walking off towards the Train Station.
The witness passed on a detailed description of the man and patrols were
deployed to the area to search for anyone matching that description. A short
time later a man was detained by officers on Lord Street and searched. He was
found not to be in possession of a firearm or any other weapon and, having
co-operated fully, was allowed to leave. The initial report to 999 is being
treated as well intentioned and Officers have updated the member of the public
as to the outcome of the Police Search.