POLICE have issued photographs of two men in connection with drugs offences who they believe may be on Merseyside.

The appeal follows one of the biggest drug operations in Dorset in recent years. In July officers targeted a number of addresses in the county on suspicion of drug misuse and supply. A total of 40 people were arrested and 37 were subsequently charged.

Two men, Adam Hamed, 20, from Liverpool and 27-year-old Adam Larkin from Bournemouth are believed to be in this region.

Inspector Chris Weeks from Bournemouth Police said: "Our investigation into drug criminality in Boscombe, Dorset and the subsequent operation has revealed that the men outstanding need to be arrested as soon as possible.

"I am appealing for anyone who knows of the whereabouts of these people to come forward. All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.

"I urge members of the public who see anyone they believe to be the persons pictured to call the police. They are not considered to be dangerous but in the interest of personal safety do not confront them.

"I would like to appeal directly to these individuals to make contact with the authorities as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should call the police force on 101 and quote Operation Moped.