Another man has been charged as part of an ongoing police investigation into class A drug supply in East Lancashire.

James West, 30, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates' Court this morning (July 5) charged with conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs and was remanded into custody.

West, of Hammerton Green, Bacup, is the eighth person to be charged in connection with the investigation.

Police are still looking for Frankie Taylor, 32, of Booth Crescent, Waterfoot, and Anthony McKenna, 37, of Newchurch Road, Stacksteads.

McKenna also has links to north Manchester.

DCI John Roy, of East CID, said: “We are really grateful to everyone who has come forward so far and I would continue to appeal for anyone who has information about where Taylor or McKenna could be to get in touch.”

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