Five men from Merseyside have been charged in a National Crime Agency investigation emerging from the take down of encrypted comms platform EncroChat.

The men are all charged with a single count of money laundering.

They are: Timmy Anthony Donovan, 36, formerly of Walsingham Road, Liverpool L16; Christopher Roper, 37, of Allerton Road, Liverpool L18; Arran O’Sullivan, 38, of Deepfield Drive, Liverpool L36; Paul Duncan, 52, of Gentwood Road, Liverpool L36 and Kenneth Kean, 56, of Huyton House Road, Liverpool L36.

All the men were arrested at their home addresses except Roper who was arrested on 15 June 2020 at the Wavertree Car Centre, Wavertree, Liverpool where more than £300,000 in cash was seized.

The men will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 3 June.

26 May 2021