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Man charged over Cheshire police car sledgehammer attack

A man has been charged after a police car was hit with a sledgehammer.

It was used on an unmarked police vehicle after officers attempted to stop a black Audi in Handforth, Cheshire on 14 October.

Officers arrested a 27-year-old man in Preston, Lancashire on Saturday.

The man, from Salford, has been charged with offences including affray and aggravated vehicle taking. He was due to appear at South and East Cheshire Magistrates' Court earlier.

He was also charged with conspiracy to commit a burglary and conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

Two other men have also been charged in connection with the incident and officers are searching for a third.

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