A jail term of 11 years has been imposed on two serving Merseyside policemen who were involved in a plot to pedal body building steroids to fellow officers.

Detective Constable Paul Fletcher and Sergeant Paul Hornby of Merseyside Police pleaded guilty to nine drug offences after being rumbled by an undercover colleague.

The two were first suspended for dealing in the anabolic steroid, Clenbuterol, after offering the class C substance to an officer operating incognito under the name “Neil”.