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Drug-runner handed 20-year sentence for Norwich murder

A London drug runner has been jailed for 20 years for murdering a man whose flat in Norwich was being used to deal drugs.

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Steve Stannard murder: Police vow to stop drug flow

Police in Norfolk have vowed to do everything possible to disrupt the flow of drugs in and out of the county after a London drug dealer was jailed for killing a Norwich man.

20-year-old Hassiem Baqir from London was convicted by a jury at Norwich Crown Court.

He'd denied murdering Steve Stannard in November last year, but admitted supplying heroin and crack cocaine.

It emerged throughout the trial that Mr Stannard was allowing Baqir to deal drugs from his flat in Bowers Avenue.

"We will use all resources available to disrupt that activity," Detective Chief Inspector Marie James told ITV News Anglia.

"We want to prevent people bringing drugs in and out of the county so that fatalities of this nature don't occur again."

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