Further three charged as fight against county lines continues

A further three men have been charged with drugs offences as part of an on-going Humberside Police operation to stop suspected county lines operations in Grimsby.

Jordan West, 26, of Hull; Scott Hendry, 26, of Longshaw Street, Warrington and Craig Owen, 31, of Overton Court, Barton, were arrested in a co-ordinated operation last night (Wednesday, May 22).

All three are charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine between September 2017 and March 2019. Owen is further charged with making threats of violence on August 21, 2018.

West and Hendry have been remanded to appear before Grimsby Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday, May 23), while Owen has been bailed to appear before the same court on July 2, 2019.

These latest charges follow the arrest and charge of Andrew Vassou, 29, of Queens Drive, Liverpool and Leslie Aytoun, 48, of Lochinvar Street, Liverpool, in an operation which saw teams from Humberside, Merseyside, Cheshire, the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) carry out strikes in Grimsby, Liverpool and Warrington.

Vassou and Aytoun are also charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine and have been remanded in custody following an appearance at Grimsby Magistrates Court on Monday, March 25.

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