Spawn of ‘The Devil’
Liverpool gangster arrested and gun found dumped in the Mersey.
Anti-gun Liverpool gangster, Stephen ‘The Devil’ French, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after armed police were called to The Hilton yesterday afternoon.
Police cornered off the Hilton Hotel and areas surrounding the Museum of Liverpool after a gun was reportedly pulled out during a meeting between a group of men.
A gun was found dumped in the River Mersey by officers and one man was taken to hospital to treat severe head injuries.
Eyewitnesses describe armed police arresting a man in a suit lying on the floor, with one witness convinced it was a mock arrest.
‘The Devil’, 53, was notorious in Liverpool during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Originally from Toxteth, French heads the anti-gun campaign ‘Increase The Peace’.
He, along with two other men, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and assault.
Also a mixed martial arts fighter, Stephen ‘The Devil’ French is better known these days as ‘The Fighting Preacher’.