Birkenhead man charged with firearms offences

A man has been charged with firearms offences following an incident at an address in Birkenhead on Saturday, 16 March.

Police received a report just after 2.10am that a man threatened people outside a bar on Conway Street.

It was further reported that the man threatened officers with a suspected firearm when they arrived at an address.

A man was arrested, and an imitation firearm was recovered from the property.

Jay Williams, 22 years, of Birkenhead has been charged with affray, make use/attempt to make use imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest, threaten a person with an offensive weapon and threats to kill.

Williams is due to appear at Sefton Magistrates Court on Monday, 18 March.

Detective Inspector Phil Ryan said, “It is vital that members of our communities come forward with information so we can make our communities safer for the decent, law-abiding people who live in areas affected by gun crime.

“Where people are willing to support the police, we will ensure every possible avenue is progressed to protect them.

“And if you don’t feel comfortable coming directly to the police call the independent, anonymous, Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111, we need to know who is involved in gun crime and where those guns are being stored.”

If you have any information about suspected firearms in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress. 

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