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FOUR men have appeared in court accused of being behind a drug supply ring.

Anthony Timmins, Lee Reynolds, Andrew Balderston and Steven Thomas are accused of being part of a gang that supplied cocaine in Hampshire and other parts of the UK.

Timmins, 34, of Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Reynolds, 32, of Kimbolton Road, Portsmouth, Balderston, 35, of Milton Road, Portsmouth and Thomas, 35, of Cleves Court, Windsor, all deny a charge of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of class A.

The drug ring is alleged to have been running from September 2010 to March this year.

Reynolds has pleaded guilty to a second charge of permitting premises in Southsea to be used for the supply of cocaine.

The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, is due to take place in January.

All four men were released on bail.