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Two in court over soiled heroin

Duo accused of possessing 16 grams of the drug

Two men have appeared in court accused of intending to supply heroin.

Nineteen year-old Andrew Bardsley, from St Helens in Merseyside, and 18 year-old George Underwood, of no fixed abode, are accused of possessing 16 grams of the Class A drug in the Island earlier this month.

The pair, who are currently remanded in custody, are also alleged to have had a small quantity of cannabis.

Advocates explained their trial can only proceed once the substances have been scientifically tested - but as one sample contained traces of 'fecal matter', it is being treated as a biological hazard requiring further analysis.

Both will next appear in court on 19 September.

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