Trial adjourned

THE trial of 13 people charged with offences including supplying class A drugs, money laundering and fraud has been adjourned until November 21.

The 12-week case had been due to get under way at Preston Crown Court on June 6.

It comes in the wake of police raids carried out last July as part of Operation Bespoke, which targeted organised crime in Lancaster and Morecambe.

Jason Diprose, 25, of Austwick Road, Lancaster, will face trial charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He admitted conspiracy to supply class B drugs, and fraud by false representation.

Anthony Diprose, 26, of Roeburn Drive, Morecambe, has denied conspiracy to supply class A drugs and a proceeds of crime offence, but has pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation,

Lauren Padgett, 26, Roeburn Drive, Morecambe, has pleaded not guilty to a proceeds of crime offence but has admitted fraud by false representation.

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