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Hereford raids update (Op Ballet)

Two people have appeared in court following raids in Hereford on Thursday (7 June).

In total, five people suspected of being members of a 'County Lines' drug dealing network were arrested.

Mark Istyn Jones, aged 54, from Addison Court, Hereford and Paul Leake, aged 37 from Charlton Avenue, Hereford were both respectively charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and have been remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Monday 9 July.

Amber Homes, aged 43, from Prior Street, Hereford and Matthew Philip Hare, aged 32, from Ravenswood Hill, Coleshill were also both respectively charged with with two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and will appear at Hereford Magistrates Court on Wednesday 27 June.

A 17 year old who was arrested in the West Midlands Police force area has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and will also appear at court in Hereford on Wednesday 27 June.

On Tuesday 5 June, raids in Birmingham saw eight men and two women arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply drugs.

They are:

•           Kamran Rashid, aged 29, from The Broadway in Aston

•           Sharaz Hussain, aged 29, from Bevington Road in Aston

•           Lisa Fayers, aged 40, from Nelson Road in Aston

•           Mohinoor Rashid, aged 21, from Albert Road in Handsworth

•           Atieb Osman, aged 26, from Stafford Road in Handsworth

•           Zoheeb Habib, aged 26, from Wilson Road in Lozells

•           Usman Rafiq, aged 26, from Hollycroft Road in Handsworth

•           Ikhlas Hussain, aged 24, from Southcroft Road in Erdington

•           Gareth Davies, aged 38, of no fixed address

•           Hayley Williams, aged 45, from Grandstand Road in Hereford.

Kamran and Mohinoor Rashid, Sharaz Hussain, Lisa Fayers, Atieb Osman, Zoheeb Habib and Usman Rafiq all appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court on Wednesday (6 June) and were remanded into prison.

They are next due to appear at Worcester Crown Court on 9 July.

Iklas Hussain, Gareth Davies and Hayley Williams were granted bail and are due to appear at Hereford Magistrates Court on 4 July.

 

Issued: 9am, Wednesday 13 June, SM, Corporate Communications

Published 13/06/18