THREE people arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a swoop by the police's specialist Matrix team have been releases on bail.

The two men, both aged 22, from Newton-le-Willows and Haydock, and a 24-year-old woman from Haydock, were taken into custody by officers from the squad that tackles serious organised crime.

After being questioned on Thursday they were released by police bail pending further enquiries last night.