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Man charged with possession of sawn-off shotgun after Huyton high speed police chase; The Aigburth man was arrested by armed police after a car overturned in Pilch Lane East on Wednesday.

Byline: Jonathan Humphries

A man has been charged with possession of a sawn-off shotgun and dangerous driving after a car flipped on its roof in Huyton.

Paul Hickman, 35, is set to appear atLiverpool Magistrates' Courtthis morning following the incident in Pilch Lane East on Wednesday (June 13).

Hickman, of Barchester Drive,Aigburth, faces one charge of dangerous driving, one charge of possession of a firearm and one of possessing a shotgun without a licence.

Police said the BMW car was approached by officers on Pilch Lane East at around 1.45pm, but made off at speed.

The vehiclecollided with a police car and appeared to lose control, flipping onto its roof.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the car driving at speed along Pilch Lane East, close to the Bowring Park interchange of the M62, followed by two police cars.

One driver said the vehicles passed him at speed at traffic lights and further along the road, he saw the aftermath of a crash which had resulted in the car tipping over and landing on its roof.

He said police officers with guns were surrounding a man on the floor.

The witness, who asked not to be named, said: "They passed me by traffic lights at 80 or 90mph and as I got to the bend in the road up towards Bowring Park, I saw the car had crashed.

"It had tipped over onto its side and there were police officers with guns.

"The guy was on the floor and they were pointing their guns at him."

Merseyside Policesaid a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and dangerous driving.

No-one was injured during the incident.


Police presence at the scene

Police at the scene of a crash which left a car on its roof in Pilch Lane East, Huyton

Police at the scene on Pilch Lane East

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Publication:Crosby Herald (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2018
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