Sixteen charged after Merseyside drugs raids

Fifteen men and one woman have been charged after a series of police raids on Merseyside.

The men, aged from 27 to 53, and woman, 42, are charged in connection with the alleged supply of class A drugs.

A total of 22 people were arrested at properties early on Thursday. Five others were released on bail and one man was released without charge.

Nine of those charged are due before Knowsley magistrates on Friday. The others are due in court on 27 June.

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