A 38-year-old man from Oxton has been charged with drug offences.

Ashur Thomas, of Osborne Road, has been charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A and Class B drugs following his arrest yesterday.

He has been remanded in custody to appear in Wirral Adult Remand Court today.

The charge forms another part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: the national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.