Two charged after drugs and explosives found in van

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Two men have been charged after a quantity of drugs, a firearm and explosives were found in a van.

David Horner, 51, of Hopgarth Walk, Newton Heath has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life.

Joseph Grey, 54, of Hopgarth Walk, Newton Heath has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life and two counts of possession with the intent to supply Class B drugs.

The charges are in relation to an investigation into organised crime in Greater Manchester.

At around 8.45pm on Wednesday 30 January, armed officers stopped a vehicle on Oldham Road, near to the junction of Droylsden Road in Newton Heath.

During the operation police found a firearm and explosives inside, along with a quantity of drugs. A house was also searched on Hopgarth Walk, Newton Heath as part of the investigation.

A 51-year-old woman was also arrested and has been released under investigation.

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