Two men have been in court charged with shotgun offences after they were arrested by armed police last month.

Nathan Bailey, 27, is accused of possessing a shotgun without a certificate and racially aggravated intentional harassment.

Robbie Cheetham, 29, is charged with two counts of possessing a double-barrelled shotgun when prohibited for life.

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The pair were arrested on the A174 eastbound, just before Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar at about 8pm, on Friday, October 13.

They appeared at Teesside Crown Court for a briefing hearing where they both entered not guilty pleas to all charges.

Cheetham, of Lingdale Grave, Redcar, and 27-year-old Bailey, of Grosmont Road, Eston, near Middlesbrough, both appeared via a video link from prison.

A trial has been provisionally booked for next April.