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Formby man arrested following a firearms incident in Bootle

Merseyside Police has arrested a man in Formby, on suspicion of possession of a firearm and assault following an incident in Bootle this afternoon (Wednesday, 19 April 2017). Officers were called to Miranda Road shortly before 11am to a report that a man had assaulted a woman. A short time later the same man was reported to be carrying what appeared to be a firearm at the junction of Bedford Road and Miranda Road. The man then made off in a silver-coloured car in the direction of Stanley Road. Specialist officers were deployed and a search of the area took place. A 45-year-old man from Formby was arrested a short time later in Formby on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed. Anyone who has any information about firearms in their community is asked to contact officers on the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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