A man from Lambeth in south London has been charged with firearms offences and remanded into custody after he was arrested on a Shell forecourt in Liverpool.

Ibrahim Mohammed, 22, of Brook Drive, Lambeth, was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm / 60cm after he was arrested as part of a joint operation between the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and Merseyside Police in Edge Lane, Liverpool on Saturday 6 March.

He was charged on Sunday, 7 March and appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 8 March where he was further remanded into custody.

Witnesses told the Liverpool Echo that a number of police cars descended on the petrol station at around 8.45pm on Sunday 6 March, blocking entry to the site.

At least three marked police cars were reported to be there, as well as a number of unmarked vehicles, and they remained there for several hours.