WILMSLOW man Anthony Keilly, 52, of Hallwood Road, has been charged with blackmail.

He has been remanded into custody to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 11.

A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police said the charge came as part of a joint investigation into blackmail by officers from Op Challenger, the Illegal money lending team, which resulted in warrants in Wilmslow and Offerton on Thursday.

Anyone with information or concerns can contact police on 101 or the Illegal Money Lending Team on 0300 555 2222.