Ipswich pair on gun and drug charges

TWO Ipswich men are facing gun and drugs charges today after their car was involved a crash on the M6 near Crewe.Ian Palfrey, 22, of Defoe Road, and Mark Farrall , 38, of the same address, were arrested at a Cheshire hospital.

TWO Ipswich men are facing gun and drugs charges today after their car was involved a crash on the M6 near Crewe.

Ian Palfrey, 22, of Defoe Road, and Mark Farrall , 38, of the same address, were arrested at a Cheshire hospital.

Neither were seriously injured in the crash in which their Subaru collided with a lorry.

Palfrey and Farrell were interviewed at separate police stations in Northwich and Crewe, and were charged with drugs and firearms offences.


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They appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates Court in Crewe yesterday

Palfrey is charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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Farrall is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of a Class 'B' controlled drug and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

The crash which led to the court hearing occurred at 11.40pm on Monday , happened on the M6 motorway, northbound between Junction 16 and 17, when a lorry travelling southbound was in collision with the Suffolk men's Subaru.

The lorry jack- knifed, crossed the central reservation and came to rest on the embankment. Three other vehicles were damaged in the incident. Several motorists suffered minor injuries, including the two men from the Subaru car who were taken to Leighton Hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said when officers checked the car, before having it recovered from the motorway, they found what appeared to be a quantity of a controlled drug and a firearm, together with a quantity of cash.

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