POLICE are appealing for help to trace a man wanted in connection with drug supply offences as part of an operation into use of encrypted mobile devices.

Officers are continuing to seek Dean Nugent from Huyton, in connection with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs, as part of Operation Venetic, the international mobile encryption investigation.

Nugent, who is 34, is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of slim build, with receding blonde hair, protruding ears, blue eyes. He speaks with a Liverpool accent.

Contact police via the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ or call 101, with reference 21000318591.

People can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.