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Man charged after loaded gun is found in Darwen
5:30pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
A loaded gun was found in a car on a Darwen pub car park.
Magistrates heard that the landlord of the Borough Hotel reported the suspicious vehicle and when officers arrived and made a search, they discovered a Brocock air pistol which had been adapted to fire .22 bullets. It had been in the the glove compartment.
They also found further ammunition in a bag, and a set of false number plates in the boot.
The officers reported that the gun was loaded, including the chamber, which meant it was ready to fire.
Liam Millner, 24, of Manor Road, Darwen, was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court charged under the Firearms Act relating to possession of a smooth bore revolver.