Preston security van robbery: Man appears in court

A 30-year-old man has appeared in court after two police cars were rammed following a robbery in Preston.

A security van was targeted on 12 June. Two cars were tracked by police travelling into Birmingham on Tuesday.

One struck police cars before hitting a central reservation. Michael Bond, of Gorsey Avenue, Manchester, is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Appearing at Preston Magistrates' Court, Mr Bond was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court on 13 August.

Mr Bond is also charged with aggravated vehicle taking and failing to stop at the scene of accident.

A 31-year-old Bolton man, arrested on suspicion of robbery and car theft, has been released on bail until 11 September.

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