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Dale Cregan shooting survivors on loan shark charges

Two men who survived a pub shooting by police killer Dale Cregan have been charged with acting as loan sharks.

John Collins, 30, and Raymond Young, 29, are accused of illegal money lending and money laundering.

They were arrested following raids at three addresses in Manchester and one in Stockport on Wednesday, police said.

Both were in the Cotton Tree pub in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, on 25 May last year, when Cregan shot dead their cousin, Mark Short.

Mr Collins, also known as Short, was shot in the back and Mr Young escaped injury when a bullet went through his shorts but missed his body.

Both men were bailed to appear at Tameside Magistrates' Court on 16 July.

Cregan, 30, went on to kill Mark Short's father, David, 46, and PCs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, in gun and grenade attacks.

He received a whole life sentence at Preston Crown Court earlier this month after he admitted all four murders.

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