24th Nov, 2020

Charged with possessing a machine-gun after police swoop on M5

Ross Crawford 15th Oct, 2020

A MAN from Redditch has been charged with possession of a sub-machine gun and ammunition.

Ross Braithwaite, from Holloway Lane was arrested after officers from West Midlands Police stopped a car on the M5 motorway between junctions 3 and 4 near Bromsgrove on Tuesday afternoon, October 13.

Officers seized the pistol from a rucksack along with 20 rounds of ammunition.

Braithwaite was charged with possessing a banned firearm and ammunition.

The 31-year-old appeared in court via video link from the cell block this morning, Thursday, October 15, and has been remanded into prison until his next court appearance on November 12.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Redditch Standard newspaper.