Fourteen held after raids over drug dealing

Police officers raiding house on Merseyside
Image caption Thirteen properties were searched in early morning raids

Twelve men and two women have been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs on Merseyside.

Thirteen properties in Kirkby and Anfield were raided and those arrested were aged 22 to 54.

Sixteen people were charged with drugs offences following raids in Knowsley and Liverpool last week.

Ch Supt Darren Martland, of Merseyside Police, said he hoped the raids showed officers had listened to concerns from local residents.

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