Teenager charged with attempted robbery and a firearm offence Date published: 20th August 2018 12.13pm

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted robbery and a firearm offence following two incidents in Castlefields, Runcorn.

The incidents took place in Maricopa Close and at Phoenix Park off Castlefields Avenue on the late afternoon/early evening of Friday 17 August.

The 16-year-old boy, who is from Runcorn and cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on Sunday 19 August with attempted robbery and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Monday 20 August.

The teenager was released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Warrington Youth Court on Wednesday 22 August.

Another 16-year-old boy from Runcorn who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to the incidents has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.