Toxteth and Dingle raids lead to firearms and drugs charges

Merseyside Police vans Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Four hundred officers executed warrants in Toxteth and Dingle

Eighteen people have been charged with drugs or firearms offences after police raided addresses across Merseyside.

Four hundred officers executed 38 warrants at addresses in Toxteth and Dingle on Thursday.

In all Merseyside Police said they arrested 32 people aged between 16 and 44. Twenty-seven were men and five were women.

Five of those arrested were charged with firearms offences and the other 13 with supplying Class A or Class B drugs

All those charged have been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court later.

The other 14 people arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries, police said.

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