Two men from London have appeared in court charged with running a drugs network in Basingstoke.

Badru Abdallah Kaddu and Matthew Tesmeachle are alleged to have been concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin across Hampshire between October 2020 and May 2021.

The men, both 28 years old, have also been charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Court registers indicate that Tesmeachle was arrested at the Barry House Hotel in London on May 20, whilst Kaddu was taken into custody in Hampshire on the same day.

No pleas have been entered at this stage and the duo will appear at Winchester Crown Court on June 23.

Tesmeachle, of Jeymer Avenue in Brent, has been remanded into custody whilst Kaddu, of Orchardson Street has been released on conditional bail with a curfew.

He must be at his address between 7pm and 7am and must not enter Hampshire unless to attend court or meet his solicitor.

He must also report to a police station in Paddington Green every day.

This comes just days after a man was jailed for 11 and a half years after admitting being in a leading role of a cartel of drug networks that operated across Basingstoke.

Tyrone Potter ran the county lines network Nemo, which dealt at least 10 kilograms of Class A drugs in a period of three years, with a street value of £1 million.