A MAN who was stopped on the M6 near Haydock Island has been charged with offences including going equipped for theft and using a false number plate.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with three offences after officers stopped a car on the M6.

A blue Renault Scenic was stopped between junctions 22 (Winwick) and 23 (Haydock Island) on the northbound section of the motorway shortly before 3.30am on Monday, September 21.

Steven Maughan, of Warrington Road, Runcorn, was arrested at the scene.

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After being questioned by officers in custody, Maughan has been charged with going equipped for theft, fraudulently using a false number plate and driving without insurance.

Maughan has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 8.