Eight people have been charged in Barrow based county lines investigation.

Eight people have been charged following a joint operation with Merseyside police, targeting county lines drug dealing in Barrow and Liverpool.

On Tuesday June 23, police attended properties in the Barrow and Liverpool areas and subsequently arrested a number of people believed to be involved in county lines activity.

The following people have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between November 1 and June 23.

Leslie Bowers, 41, of Liverpool

Mark Walker, 48, of Barrow

Kerri Mallet, 47, of Barrow

Stuart Storey, 34, of Barrow

Matthew Renshall, 27, of Liverpool

Christopher Williams, 31, of Liverpool

Lauren Callister, 24, of Liverpool

Paul McGovern, 39, of Liverpool

They are due to appear at Preston Crown Court on July 24 for a preliminary hearing.