Two more men from Lancashire - one from Heysham - have been charged after posting messages encouraging disorder on Facebook, bringing the total number of people arrested for this offence to four.
Warren Calvert, 19, of Kingsway, Heysham and Christopher Schofield, 25, of Eckroyd Close, Nelson, have been charged with intentionally encouraging or assisting in the commission of an either way offence believing it would be committed.
They have both been bailed. Calvert will appear before Lancaster Magistrates on 25th August and Schofield will appear before Burnley Magistrates Court on the 15th August.
This action follows swiftly on the the charging of another Heysham man for a similar offence. Yesterday Karl Manley, 28, of Goldfinch Close, Heysham, was charged with encouraging / assisting the commission of an offence and will appear before Lancaster Magistrates Court on the 19th August (see news story).
A third man, aged 21 from Blackpool was also arrested last night on suspicion of encouraging or assisting in the commission of an either way offence believing it would be committed but was released no further action.