Teenager charged with murder of man who was shot dead at petrol station

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 34-year-old who was fatally shot outside an Essex petrol station.

Bradley Blundell has been extradited to the UK from the Netherlands after attending a police station in Amsterdam.

He was charged on Tuesday with the murder of John Pordage who was fatally shot in the chest at a BP garage, Essex Police said.

Mr Pordage died in hospital after the shooting at the garage near the Army and Navy roundabout in Baddow Road, Chelmsford, in the early hours of August 5 last year.

Blundell, of Cromwell Close, Boreham, Essex, is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, perverting the course of justice and handling stolen goods.

He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

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