Trainer McIntyre arrested in Manchester airport after firearm found in suitcase

Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre was arrested leaving the UK on Sunday after a gun was found in his suitcase.

The man many are billing as 2023’s Trainer of the Year was set to fly back to the USA having guided Chris Eubank Jr to his revenge win over Liam Smith in Manchester on Saturday night. 

The Daily Mail said McIntyre was arrested amid “dramatic scenes.”

A gun, with a magazine inside, was revealed by a scan in checked baggage and armed police responded to the incident at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 when the 53-year-old was due to be flying back to Atlanta on Sunday morning.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 10:45 am on Sunday 3 September 2023, officers were called to 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. Subsequently, a man has been arrested for possession of a firearm and remains in custody for further questioning.”

Officers were trying to work out whether the gun was brought in to the country or obtained from inside the UK.