Chris Eubank Jr's trainer Brian McIntyre charged with carrying loaded gun at Manchester airport
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Chris Eubanks Jr’s trainer has been charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition for a firearm.
News of the charges follow reports of a gun and ammunition being found in luggage at Manchester Airport during security checks on Sunday (3 September).
Having checked the bag in, Brian 'Bomac' McIntyre was later arrested by armed police for suspected possession of a firearm.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, the boxer-turned-trainer had been waiting in the departure lounge when the weapon was discovered.
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said McIntyre was arrested after officers received reports of a 'possible firearm being found in hold luggage by airport staff at Manchester Airport'.
"After initial inspection by security staff, GMP officers attended, and the firearm was seized," the statement continued.
"'Subsequently, a 53-year-old man was arrested for possession of a firearm and was taken to custody for further questioning."
"Brian McIntyre (01/07/1970) from the United States of America was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate," the police department added.
Following his arrest, McIntyre attended Stockport Magistrates Court this morning where he was further remanded into custody.
The trainer is next due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 9 October, 2023. Police will also investigate how the gun came to be in McIntyre's suitcase.
McIntyre, 53, is well-respected in boxing, having trained some of the best in the business, including Eubank Jr, Amir Khan and Jamel Herring. He is already in the running to be named 'Trainer of the Year' for 2023.
Just one day before his arrest, the trainer watched on as Eubank Jr secured his 10th-round TKO victory over Liam Smith in their middleweight rematch.
LADbible has contacted Chris Eubank Jr's representatives for comment.