A SUSPECT has been charged with importing firearms after a police raid.

The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit’s cyber crime team executed a search warrant at an address in Thelwall on Tuesday, May 26.

Stephen Brownlee, of Cuerdon Drive, has since been charged with possession of a firearm and importing a firearm.

It is believed that the weapon in question is a Zoraki 9mm blank firing handgun.

The 48-year-old has also been charged with possession of cannabis.

Brownlee appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court yesterday, Wednesday, in order to face these counts.

He will now be brought before Chester Crown Court next month.