Pair in court after street raid

TWO people arrested during a drugs raid in a terraced street have appeared in court accused of dealing heroin.

The Mail reported how 20 police officers stormed into Dent Street, in Hartlepool, to raid homes suspected of housing drug dealers on Friday, January 7.

Gary Hart, 36, and Kirsty Pearson, 30, were arrested in one of the houses and charged with possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

The pair, both of Dent Street, appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court, in Middlesbrough, on Saturday but did not enter any pleas.

They were bailed to appear at Hartlepool Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Both were also arrested on suspicion of money laundering but have not been charged.

They have been given police bail pending further inquiries into the matter.