Lancashire

Two charged over supermarket raid shooting in Fulwood

Two men have been charged with the attempted murder of a security guard who was shot in the leg in a raid on a Lancashire supermarket in March.

A 48-year-old from Preston, and a 50-year-old from Newton Heath in Manchester are due before Preston magistrates.

The security guard was injured during a cash-in-transit robbery at Tesco in Fulwood.

Five other men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The pair are also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and attempted robbery in connection with the supermarket raid on Longsands Lane on 26 March.

They are also accused of conspiracy to commit robbery between August and November 2010 in the north of England.

A 24-year-old man from Middleton, Greater Manchester, and 29-year-old man from Newton Heath, Manchester, are currently being held on suspicion to commit robbery.

A 26-year-old from from Hyde, Greater Manchester, has been bailed pending further inquiries until 4 January 2011.

Two men, 21 and 33, both from Manchester were arrested on suspicion of the theft of motor vehicles at Manchester Airport.

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