Armed police surrounded a Wirral street this afternoon before making three arrests.

Merseyside Police was called out to Poulton Road in the Wallasey area at around 1.20pm today ( Monday) following reports that a "drug deal" had taken place.

It was also reported that a man had a "firearm."

Two men and a woman were arrested during a search of an address.

Police said no weapons were found and those arrested were released.

A video taken from the scene shows police blocking off part of the Wirral street while other officers appear to be aiming their weapons.

There was a large police presence in the area although the scene on Poulton Road has now been lifted.

A police spokesman said to the ECHO : "Police were in attendance in Wallasey this afternoon (Monday 19 April) following reports of a man in possession of a suspected firearm.

"Officers were called to an address on Poulton Road just before 1.20pm where a member of the public reported they had witnessed a suspected drug deal.

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"It was further reported that one man was in possession of an item that was reported to be a firearm.

"Officers attended the address and detained two males and a female.

"Police searched the address and no weapons were found.

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"Those detained were released and the scene has now been stood down."

Anyone with information about suspected drug dealing or weapons is asked to contact the force social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with log 455 of 19/04. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: