Two Charged Arrests At A14 Services

24 August 2018, 09:13 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 09:32

Police

After a dramatic police chase by the A14 Rothwell Services this week, detectives have now charged two males.

Daniel Mills, 36, last known to live in Irthlingborough, was charged with possession of a firearm and appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thurs, Aug 23rd) where he was remanded into prison.

A 17 year-old boy was charged with possession of a bladed article. He was also bailed for possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Two other boys, aged 17 and 18, who were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and offensive weapons, were bailed pending further enquiries.

All four individuals were stopped in a vehicle at Rothwell Services, Northamptonshire in the early hours of Wednesday, August 23.

During the police stop, one of the group had tried to throw away a gun over a fence, but armed police say they saw it bounce on the ground and land by their feet.

Northants Police say officers safely recovered a loaded double barrelled sawn off shotgun.

Operation Viper is Northamptonshire Police’s crackdown on serious and organised crime.

Anyone with any information regarding anyone involved in criminal activities can call police on 101 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.