A FURTHER two women have been charged with county lines and modern slavery offences as part of an major police operation.

Officers arrested and charged two women in Oldham on Friday, November 20.

Stephanie Beard, 26, of Dumfries Avenue, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs, possession of class A drugs and possession of class B drugs.

Nicole Crighton, 21, of Wilson Way, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

They have both been bailed to appear at Tameside Magistrates' Court on December 22.

Seven men and four women were previously arrested and charged in October.

On Thursday, October 1, officers from GMP and North Yorkshire Police raided 10 addresses in parts of Oldham, Manchester and York as part of a four-month long joint-operation into county lines and modern slavery offences.

Since the inception of the operation - codenamed Homestead - GMP has been working alongside North Yorkshire Police and local partners as part of a multi-agency response to ensure the safeguarding of vulnerable people coerced into criminal activity.

The following individuals have all been charged with offences have already been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs and section two of the Modern Slavery Act and will appear at Minshull Street Manchester Crown Court on February 1:

Jack Smedley, 23, of Heppleton Road, Moston; Georgia Leigh, 23, of Golbourne House, Shaw; Simon Potter, 48 of Cambridge Street, York; Amanda Kershaw, 41, of Cambridge Street, York; Simon Davies, 47, of Higher House Close, Limeside; Marc Simpson, 54, of Wilberforce Avenue, York; Michelle Simpson, 47, of Wilberforce Avenue, York; Ashley Caveney,27, of Alva Road, Oldham; Claire Halford, 47, of Dorset Road, Failsworth; Garfield Graham, 53, of Dorset Road, Failsworth, Daniel Halford, 25, of Dorset Road, Failsworth and a 17-year-old boy from Manchester who cannot be named for legal reasons,

Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting Operation Homestead.

Details can also be anonymously passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.