Eight men accused of being part of a county lines drugs operation following police raids in North Wales, Merseyside and Scotland have been further remanded in custody on Thursday September 12 after appearing in court on a video link from remand centres.

Richard Anderson, 46, of Glebe Place, Lockerbie, Scotland, is charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine. Prosecutor James Neary sought a remand in custody when Anderson appeared before magistrates at Llandudno from a Liverpool remand centre.

Anderson applied for bail through his solicitor Andrew Hutchinson. But bail was refused.

He will appear on a video link before the court on September 19.

Mr Neary said the Attorney General’s permission was needed to send the case to the crown court because it overlapped with the jurisdiction of Scotland. He said :”We are in the process of obtaining the Attorney General’s consent.”

Steven Dooley, 32, of Waresley Crescent, Liverpool, and Shaun Dooley, 30, of Bulford Road, Liverpool, are accused of conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and an unnamed class B drug between January 1, 2017, and September 6, this year.

Jack Jones, 27, of Rimrose Valley Road, Crosby, Merseyside, and Colin Jones, 48, who police said was from Merseyside but is of no fixed address, also face the charges. Colin Jones is, in addition, charged with conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Anthony Fahy, 27, of Gongl Rhedyn, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, is accused of conspiracy to supply cocaine and another unnamed Class B drug.

Taxi driver David Rawling, 37, of Lily Road, Litherland, Liverpool, on seven conspiracy charges involving drugs and causing GBH, was also remanded.

No bail applications were made by them.

Leon Langford, 43, of Kingsley Road, Garden City, Deeside, is charged with plotting to supply heroin and cocaine. He failed in an application for bail.

Other defendants have appeared before magistrates at Mold in connection with the same investigation.