We can confirm officers attended an unconfirmed report a firearm was seen in Bootle today (Thursday 4 April 2019).
A report was received at 12.40pm that a male wearing a navy-coloured North Face tracksuit was in possession of what a member of the public believed may have been a firearm on Stanley Road.
He was then seen to enter a newsagent on Stanley Road alongside a group of five males, who left on foot a short time later.
Officers are in attendance and enquires to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.
Following a search of the area no weapon or anyone matching the descriptions of the males have been located.
Witnesses are being spoken to and CCTV opportunities explored.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 397 of 4 April or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.