A REPORT by a sharp eyed member of the public led to a two year two months jail sentence for a drug dealer.

Hanif Khan, 32, of Aylesbury Crescent, Slough, was jailed at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, March 12 after admitting two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine at a previous hearing at Slough Magistrates’ Court.

The charges relate to an incident in Victoria Street, Windsor, on February 11, 2019, when Khan was stopped by officers following a report of drug dealing by a member of the public.

He was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and heroin, cash and two mobile phones.

Investigating officer, PC Matt O’Riordan, based at Maidenhead police station, said: "This arrest came as a direct result of information passed to police by a concerned member of the public and Khan was then followed on CCTV until police arrived.

"This is a great example of concerned residents working with Thames Valley Police to look after their communities.

“If you are concerned about drug-related crime in your area or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, please call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency. You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Through our Stronghold campaign Thames Valley Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and to stop those who seek to exploit vulnerable people for their own means.

“Also, our True Costs campaign aims to highlight the real impact of drug offences on the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Children as young as seven in the UK have been groomed in to the world of drugs and we are exploring what the real harm is in taking a little cocaine.

“You can find out more on our website (https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/c/true-costs/) and get involved in the conversation using #TrueCosts.”