Eleven charged following Operation Impact Date published: 1st March 2017 8.59am

Eleven people have been charged with drugs offences following a high-profile operation by Cheshire Police.

The ten men and one woman are all facing charges relating the supply of Class A drugs. All eleven have been remanded in custody and are due to appear before Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 1st March.

Two other women arrested as part of the operation have been released on police bail and are both set to report back to Cheshire Police at a later date.

They were all arrested on Tuesday 28th February as part of a series of dawn raids targeting organised crime and illegal drugs.

Operation Impact involved more than 100 officers from Cheshire Police and was also supported by officers from TITAN, the West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Warrants and searches were carried out at eleven properties in total; the majority in Liverpool, along with an address in St Helens and one in Hampshire, in addition three suspects we produced from prison.

Following the execution of the warrants local neighbourhood officers from Merseyside Police carried out high-visibility patrols to offer reassurance to local residents.