Trainer Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, following the confirmation of his arrest at Manchester airport for possessing a firearm in his hold luggage, has been formally charged by Greater Manchester Police following his arrest on Sunday morning.
McIntyre was arrested at 10:45 am GMT after it was discovered that 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.
Greater Manchester Police have now formally charged McIntyre with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.
GMP has also confirmed that the American trainer has also been further remanded into custody following an appearance at Stockport Magistrates Court. It was confirmed via an official police statement that McIntyre will next appear in court at Manchester Crown Court on October 9th.
“At around 10:45am 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 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.
“McIntyre attended Stockport Magistrates court this morning where he was further remanded into custody.
“He is next due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 9 October 2023.”
McIntyre had been in the UK after guiding Chris Eubank Jr to victory at the Manchester Arena against Liam Smith, claiming victory inside ten rounds and arguably guiding Eubank Jr. to the most complete performance of his career.
McIntyre also recently guided Terence Crawford to becoming a two-weight undisputed champion following a dominating and career-best victory over Errol Spence to become the undisputed champion in the welterweight division. This followed from Crawford’s achievement in becoming undisputed super-lightweight champion in 2017.