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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-12-05

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3 man have been sentenced for drugs offences

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that Ian Pauline has been jailed for a total of 10 years for drugs offences.

Pauline, 51, from Aigburth, was jailed for 3 years for possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs as part of a Merseyside Police investigation. He was jailed for a further 7 years, to run consecutively, following a National Crime Agency investigation into drugs supply. Pauline was sentenced, on Thursday, 11 May 2017, at Manchester Crown Court.

Also 2 men were sentenced on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, to a total of 22 years and 6 months in Prison for possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

Mark Farrell, 45 years, of Greystone Crescent, L14 was sentenced to 9 years, 6 months, in Prison and Timothy Gibbs Stringer, 53 years, of St Malo Road, Wigan was sentenced to 13 years in Prison, at Liverpool Crown Court, after they were found guilty at trial of conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

Farrell and Gibbs Stringer were identified as suspects by Officers who had investigated Derek Belshaw and Richard Birtwistle, who were jailed, on 6 May 2015, for possession with intent to supply heroin and cannabis.

Belshaw, 52 years, from Wigan, was sentenced to 10 years in Prison and Richard Birtwistle, 34 years, from Wigan, was sentenced to 30 months in Prison after pleading guilty. Gibbs Stringer was identified at the Wigan based orchestrator of the supply of drugs with Farrell representing the Liverpool sellers.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy O'Connor:- "The sentencing of these 3 men clearly shows how seriously the courts take the supply of Class A and B drugs on the streets of Merseyside and further afield. They, as with others involved in serious and organised crime, never gave a 2nd thought to the effects of their involvement in the supply of Class A drugs, and were consumed by their own greed and the desire to make money off the misery of others. I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who has any information about serious organised crime to come forward and tell us. If you let us know, I can assure you we will take positive action and help you to improve your community."


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