A BASINGSTOKE man has been charged with a number of drugs offences in the area.

Liam Darvill, 27, of Beaconsfield Road, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine, ketamine, ecstasy and cannabis.

He was also charged with escaping from lawful custody, acquiring/using/possessing criminal property, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A and possession of a knife blade /sharp-pointed article in a public place.

Darvill was due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 8.