Men appear in court after arrests in raids

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THREE people arrested in a series of drugs raids in Portsmouth have been charged.

Police arrested six people during the third phase of Operation Raft on Tuesday.

John Vella, 49, from Foster Road in Portsmouth, has been charged with three offences of supplying a Class A drug.

David Scouarnec, 30, from Seymour Close in Portsmouth, has been charged with theft and three offences of receiving stolen goods.

Neil McAvery, 38, from Waverley Road in Southsea has been charged with house burglary, theft, two offences of receiving stolen goods, supply of a Class A drug and being concerned in the production of a Class B drug.

They appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

A 39-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of supply of a Class A drug, handling stolen goods, theft and selling an imitation firearm. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Two men aged 33 and 48, both from Portsmouth, were arrested on suspicion of house burglary and handling stolen goods. They have been released with no further action.