Ten members of a major crime gang have been sentenced to more than 70 years for  for conspiracy to blackmail and supply more than £500,000 worth of cocaine and ecstasy.

Amongst their number was Jon Gordon, 47, of Kynaston Road, Thornton Heath, who was sentenced to eight years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine).

Bristol Crown Court heard how a house in Bristol was used for the wholesale manufacture of ecstasy pills and to store cocaine before distribution.

The gang was also running an illegal debt-collecting operation.