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Man who travelled to Burnley to sell drugs is jailed

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3:29pm 4th December 2018

A man from Bradford who was caught with a large amount of Class A drugs in Burnley has been jailed.

27-year-old Benjamin Boyes was also found in possession of cash and mobile phones.

Back in August, officers followed his black VW Golf from Bradford, through Colne and into Towneley Park in Burnley.

Boyes was sentenced to 39 months in jail after admitting being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Sgt Haydn Sibley, of East TCU, said:

"County lines gangs pose a significant threat to vulnerable adults and children upon whom they rely to facilitate and conduct their illegal activities. Exposure to this level of gang exploitation has the potential to create both emotional and physical harm and we continue to make efforts to tackle this criminality.

"We are working closely with the other north west police forces and our partners in local authorities, health and social services to tackle county lines criminal activity so that we can keep our communities safe. Our activities form part of our on-going response to tackle serious and organised crime within our communities and in particular county lines activity.

"As always we need intelligence coming from members of the public to alert us to potential drugs activity so that we can investigate and continue to disrupt these organised gangs. I would encourage anyone who feels that they have information that could help to contact us or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously."

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