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