Exclusive: Chris Eubank Jr’s trainer was arrested at Manchester Airport after security found a gun in his suitcase before his flight to the US following a brawl on Saturday night.
Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre was arrested at Manchester Airport on Sunday * Airport security personnel found a gun in the suitcase * He watched Chris Eubank Jr’s win over Liam Smith on Saturday night Armed airport police arrested coach Chris Eubank Jr. after security officers found a gun in a suitcase.
Bomac’s McIntyre was arrested amid dramatic scenes at Manchester Airport on Sunday morning. The alarm was highlighted when a scan of the luggage – recorded before the flight – allegedly showed a weapon. Armed with their weapons, officers descended on the departure hall of Terminal 2 and arrested McIntyre, 53, who was scheduled to fly to Atlanta, on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
McIntyre, himself a former US boxer, watched Eubank Jr’s unanimous decision victory over Liam Smith in a welterweight rematch in the city on Saturday night. Chris Eubank Jr’s trainer Brian McIntyre (pictured) was arrested by armed airport police after security officers found a gun in a suitcase on Sunday” Chris Eubank Jr’s trainer Brian McIntyre (pictured) was arrested by armed airport police after security officers found a gun in a suitcase on Sunday.
It was the morning after Eubank Jr (McIntyre centre, second left) convincingly defeated Liam Smith at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday night. It was the morning after Eubank Jr (McIntyre centre, second left) convincingly defeated Liam Smith at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday night.
According to a police representative, the gun was taken away and found in the luggage by airport staff. According to a police representative, the gun was taken away and found in the luggage by airport staff TRENDS The suitcase was checked in with a small attempt to hide a weapon, it is believed.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 10.45am on Sunday 3 September 2023, officers were alerted to a possible firearm found in luggage at Manchester Airport by airport staff. “After an initial check by security personnel, GMP officers attended and the firearm was confiscated.
“The man was later arrested for possession of a firearm and is in custody pending further questioning.” How the gun ended up in the suitcase remains part of the police investigation. McIntyre is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the sport.
He led Eubank to a career-best performance in the pair’s first fight. Crawford is considered by some to be the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. He was also in the corner of former featherweight champion Jamel Herring and trained Amir Khan for his fight with Kell Brook last year. McIntyre also trains American star Terence Crawford. The couple grew up on the same Omaha street and worked out at the same gym