Two men charged with possessing a sawed-off shotgun and resisting arrest at Chorley petrol station

Two men have been charged with possessing a sawed-off shotgun and other serious offences after being arrested at a Chorley petrol station.

Thursday, 24th October 2019, 2:23 pm
Two men from Manchester have been charged with a number of offences - including possessing a sawed-off shotgun - after a car was stopped by police at the Shell garage in Preston Road, Chorley yesterday morning (October 23)

The men were arrested yesterday (October 23) after a car was pulled over by officers at the Shell garage in Preston Road at around 9am.

Officers searched the men and their vehicle and recovered a sawed-off shotgun. Both men, from Manchester, were taken into custody.

Today (October 24), Lancashire Police has confirmed that the men have been charged with a number of serious offences, including resisting arrest.

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Both men appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 24. They have been remanded in custody until November 26 at Preston Crown Court.

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Luke Hatfield, 31, of Alworth Road, Manchester, has been charged with possessing a shortened shotgun and possessing a shotgun when prohibited for life.

Marcus Grange, 29, of Chain Road, Manchester, has been charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, driving without a licence, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment, possessing a shortened shotgun, possessing a shotgun when prohibited for life, possessing a firearm on arrest and threatening behaviour.