Man jailed for Drug Trafficking & Dangerous Driving

A man from Bradford has been jailed for drug trafficking as well as an instance of dangerous driving during a police chase.

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he narrowly missed colliding with other motorists

Danyaal Hussain, aged 22, of Bradford, was jailed for four years for drug trafficking and dangerous driving.

Bradford Crown Court heard he was caught trafficking crack cocaine and heroin in the city on two occasions, the second time when he threw the drugs from a black Vauxhall Meriva whilst being pursued by the police.

The first set of offences happened on October 13, 2019. Clare Walsh, prosecuting, said they came to light when Hussain was stopped in a blue Vauxhall Corsa on Wapping Road at 10:40 pm.

Hussain gave a false name and address. He was found in possession of 74 small packages containing Class A drugs, £890 in banknotes and £80 in coins.

A phone was seized and text messages indicated street drug dealing.

A car key was also seized and it led police to a Mercedes parked in Rochester Street, Bradford Moor. Inside the vehicle were three bags of cannabis, two phones and £2,200 in cash.

Hussain was arrested but during his police interview, he made no comment.

He was released under investigation and committed the second set of offences on January 3, 2020.

Hussain was pursued by police in the Meriva along Leeds Old Road at 12:20 pm.

During the three-minute pursuit, he narrowly missed colliding with other motorists and flung a bag of drugs from the vehicle.

He crashed into large pieces of stone on Barkerend Road and was blocked in by police and subsequently arrested.

The front nearside tyre of the Meriva was shredded and the vehicle had been travelling on the wheel rim, causing deep scratches in the road surface.

In relation to the October 2019 incident, Hussain pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, crack cocaine and skunk cannabis with intent to supply.

He also admitted simple possession of cannabis and possession of £3,210 criminal property.

In relation to the January 2020 incident, Hussain pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Hussain’s barrister, Christopher Moran, said his client had no previous convictions.

He was in debt to the wrong people at the time and felt he had let his supportive family down.

Hussain wanted to do a barbers’ course in custody to get work when he was released.

Mr Moran added that Hussain had insight into his offending and was very remorseful.

Hussain was jailed for three years and four months for the drugs offences and eight for dangerous driving, which will run consecutively. He was also banned from driving for three years.

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