A ST HELENS man has been charged as part of ongoing work to tackle county lines drug dealing.

Following an investigation under 'Project Medusa', a Merseyside-led initiative to tackle county lines drug dealing and criminal exploitation, officers have charged a man from St Helens in connection with drugs offences.

Daniel Birmingham, 38, of Sandalwood Gardens in Sutton, was arrested on Tuesday, June 11 and subsequently charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine).

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He appeared at Wirral Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, June 13, and has been remanded to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday, July 11.

Police ask for anyone with information about county lines drug dealing, or for anyone concerned about someone who may be being exploited to contact @CrimestoppersUK completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact 101.