A man was arrested after an apparent attempt was made to drive a golf buggy out of the gates at the Open Championship at Hoylake.
A police source confirmed an incident outside Gate Four of the site at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, off Meols Drive.
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Pictures emerged on social media of the buggy, owned by tournament organisers the Royal & Ancient, on a banking outside the gate.
No-one from Merseyside Police was available to comment.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of championships at the R&A, said: "Police are now investigating and I cannot say any more at this time."