Five men from Preston have been charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder.Advertisement
It follows dawn raids on Wednesday by Lancashire Police following an incident with a firearm in Blackburn in December.
The five men are:
Uwais Bagas, 24, of Watling Street Road
Faizal Ghani, 28, of Albert Terrace
Mohammed Mussa, 23, of Garstang Road
Sohail Patel, 32, of Blackpool Road
Syed Razvi, 34, of Ashworth Grove
The men all appeared at Blackburn Magistrates on Thursday morning.
Three men from Blackburn have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.