Oldham man charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place

Date published: 14 September 2020

An Oldham man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and will appear in court next month.

Paul Lord (aged 40) of Great Gable Close in Oldham has been charged and will be appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates court on October 13.

GMP's Transport Unit Officers searched a vehicle, and recovered a weapon.

Meanwhile, as part of Operation Sycamore, local transport police have been out patrolling the local streets and also made arrests.

A post on the GMP Oldham Facebook page read: "Two males were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, and two drink drivers were arrested.

"One blew 85 (legal limit 35) and the other failed to provide.

"In addition we arrested a male with a weapon.

"We were supported by seven-year-old police dog Lucy, and we have also seized around £500 in drugs and a machete, all as a result of nine separate stopsearches."

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