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Leigh man on sawn-off shotgun charge after police swoop on Parsonage Retail Park
5:19pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
A MAN has been charged after a sawn-off shotgun was recovered by GMP officers acting on information supplied by Titan - the specialist North West Regional Organised Crime Unit task force.
At 8.25pm on Thursday, October 17, as a result of a Titan investigation, officers from GMP's Tactical Firearms Unit and supported by the Tactical Aid Unit stopped a 31-year-old man at the Parsonage retail park in Leigh.
A subsequent search of his car - a Renault Traffic van - resulted in officers recovering a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition.
Patrick John Roach, aged 31, of Suffolk Grove, Leigh, has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm and ammunition whilst prohibited for life.
He appeared at Wigan Magistrates' Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody.