Prescot Pub to Shut after Drugs Arrests
A string of charges for drugs-related offences has resulted in a closure order for a Prescot town centre pub.
Friday 28 November’s dawn raids on properties across Knowsley led to 18 local arrests on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and the Red Lion Hotel, on the corner of Market Place and Kemble Street, was ordered to shut.
In Prescot, police charged Dean Millington, 43, of Knowsley Park Lane, and Dean Inman, 22, of Coronation Drive, and in Whiston, David Rankin, 25, of Parkwood Road, was arrested.
Also among the charges in the wider Prescot postal area were Kerry Jennings, 36, and Allan Golding, 30, both of Haroldene Grove, along with Shaun Meadows, 38, of Whitburn Road. Further afield, suspects included Lynsay Hall, 23, of Haydock, and Daniel McLoughlin, 22, of Walton.
All eight remain in custody, pending a hearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Friday 12 December.
A ninth person, Graham Lally, 45, of Stanley Road, Huyton, was charged with supplying Class A drugs.
A further eight people were released on bail, pending further enquiries, and one 37-year-old was held in custody.
The hearing regarding the Red Lion closure takes place on Wednesday 3 December at Liverpool Magistrates Court.
Image: Red Lion Hotel, Prescot (Alexander P Knapp,
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