Police investigating a drugs probe in West Cumbria have released all those arrested under investigation.

Earlier in the week, nine people were arrested following a police investigation into the supply of drugs and money laundering in the Copeland area.

It is understood that one of the people arrested is an employee at the Sellafield site, however, this has not been confirmed.

An earlier statement from Sellafield Ltd said they were fully cooperating with the investigation.

A Sellafield Ltd spokesman said it is complying fully with the investigation, but reassured local residents that its site is not the main focus of the allegations.

“We can confirm we are assisting Cumbria Constabulary with an ongoing investigation into drug use and distribution,” he said.

“This investigation is not focused on Sellafield.

“For legal reasons, we are unable to comment on individual cases.”

The spokesman added: “We have a strict policy regarding the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

“All of our employees and supply chain partners must comply with this."