CHILLING REALITY OF BUYING FIREARMS ON MERSEYSIDE : Had your gun seized..? Armed police raid city pub after tip-off.Byline: By CATHERINE JONES Catherine Jones is an English television news journalist, currently a reporter and presenter on Five.
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A GUN, ammunition and drugs were found at a busy Liverpool pub in a raid by armed police.
Neighbourhood officers and members of Merseyside police's anti-drug and gun Matrix team swooped on the Inglenook hotel, Aigburth, acting on a tip-off.
Drinkers in the pub in Ullet Road were searched alongside bar staff and other pub workers during the raid on Saturday night.
Police recovered traces of class A and class C drugs, cash, knuckledusters and ammunition at the pub and arrested three men.
A 33-year-old man from Belfast was detained de·tain
tr.v. de·tained, de·tain·ing, de·tains
1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.
2. To keep in custody or temporary confinement: on suspicion of possession of a firearm and ammunition while a 29-year-old man from Speke and a 21-year-old man from Allerton were arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition.
Police then carried out a further raid on an address in Wood Street, Liverpool city centre, where a 46year-old Liverpool man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and ammunition. All four were questioned before being released yesterday on bail.
Police sniffer dogs and forensic officers were brought in to help with the search of the pub's grounds.
A handgun was found hidden under the front seat of a car parked outside.
Officers closed Ullet Road and surrounded the Inglenook at 10.30pm on Saturday as staff and revellers celebrated its relaunch Relaunch can refer to several things:
This morning beer glasses stood uncollected on picnic tables, and a banner proclaiming "under new management" was still tied to the outside of the building. One resident, who did not want to be named, said: "The pub is always very busy but it's so shocking that anything like this could happen so close to where we were."
Another resident said: "The police sealed off the road and re-directed everyone around the block.
"It was quite scary
OPERATION: Police raided the Inglenook pub in Aigburth which was under new management Pictures: ANDREW TEEBAY