Five charged after firearms found in Greater Manchester

Firearm recovered by Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Three weapons were recovered by police

Five men have been charged by police investigating armed raids in Greater Manchester after two firearms and a knife were recovered by officers.

A shotgun, gas powered firearm and the knife were found on Thursday when seven people were arrested, police said.

The men, aged 24 to 41, and from the Cheadle and Chorlton areas, are charged with offences including possessing firearms and conspiracy to rob.

They are due before Trafford magistrates later.

A sixth person remains in police custody for questioning and the seventh has been released on police bail.

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