A man has appeared in court charged with firearms offences in connection with the death of John Pordage in Chelmsford.

Saul Stanley, 18, of no fixed abode, was arrested in the early hours of August 7 and was charged with four firearms offences and one charge of handling stolen goods.

He appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court in front of Judge Charles Gratwicke. Stanley was dressed in a blue tracksuit, wearing a cross around his neck and spoke only to confirm his name.

The indictment was not put to Stanley and he did not enter a plea. He will be remanded in custody until his next appearance at court.

Police have also charged a 16-year-old boy with murder.

Former William De Ferrers pupil Mr Pordage, 34, was shot in the chest outside the BP garage in Baddow Road, Chelmsford.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with Mr Pordage’s murder.

Police are still looking for Bradley Blundell, 17.

He is 5ft 11ins tall and of slim build.

He has links Chelmsford and Great Baddow but it is thought he may currently be in the Norwich area.