Cotgrave man jailed for drugs offences

Nottingham Crown Court ©
Nottingham Crown Court ©

Officers who stopped a vehicle and then arrested a man following a brief foot pursuit have welcomed the five-year prison sentence he’s received for drugs offences and possession of a noxious substance.

Ben Alfie Bond, 27, of Chennel Nook, Cotgrave, pleaded guilty to being in possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, being in possession of cannabis and being in possession of a CS Gas canister when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 16 November).

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PCs Tom Andrews and Vincent Saunders were on patrol in the city centre on 23 August 2017 when Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems in their car alerted them to a Ford Fiesta in the area linked to drug supply. The car was seen turning onto Canal Street.

After they stopped the car Bond got out and ran off, with the officers giving chase. Bond was swiftly detained and arrested by PC Andrews after he was found to be in possession of cannabis Class A drugs, cash, scales and other items.

After officers had taken Bond to the custody suite and then to hospital they found a canister of CS Gas in the back of the police car where Bond had been sat. It was seized by officers who further arrested Bond.

The court heard that during a search of Bond’s home address officers found more cash, small amounts of cannabis, scales and deal bags.

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Speaking after Bond was sentenced Detective Constable Rich Kinsey, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “PC Tom Andrews should be recognised for his excellent stop of the car and arrest of Bond.

“Due to forensic and telephone investigation work we were able to build overwhelming evidence against Bond which enabled us to bring him to justice.”