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Drug dealer jailed and ordered to pay back £300,000

A drug dealer who was jailed for 10 years in September 2013 has now been ordered to pay back over £300,000.

David Thabet
David Thabet

David Thabet, 56, and formally of Highfield Avenue, Grimsby pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court, on Thursday 12 September 2013, to seven drug offences and was handed a 10 year prison sentence.

The investigation into Thabet began following a search at his home address when police found:

• 33 kilograms of Cannabis Resin

• Three kilograms of Amphetamine Sulphate

• One kilogram of Cocaine; and

• Numerous kilograms of adulterants and cutting agents

Thabet was finally arrested on Tuesday 26th March 2013 travelling along the A1 in Hertfordshire with one kilogram of pure Cocaine and one kilogram of Benzocaine.

He was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to supply Amphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to supply Cannabis Resin and one count of production of Cannabis.

The total street value of the drugs recovered in this case is approximately £500,000

Harrow Crown Court found that Mr Thabet had benefitted from £596,410 from his criminal activity ordered him to pay back £322,346 over a six month period. If he fails to pay the money he will receive a further three years and three months added to his sentence, and the amount he owes will increase by a further 8% p.a.

Investigation begins after sudden death of two-year-old

An investigation is underway following the sudden death of a two-year-old boy in Grimsby.

The youngster was pronounced dead at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital after being taken there yesterday afternoon.

Humberside Police said a 30 year-old woman is currently in custody helping police with their inquiries, as Adam Fowler reports.

Police and rail authorities warn against taking risks at level crossings

Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have today issued a warning that reckless and dangerous behaviour at Grimsby town centre level crossing could end in tragedy.

Footage captured by CCTV cameras at crossings on Littlefield and Wellowgate shows pedestrians using the crossings after the lights and sirens have started, and in some cases, as the barriers are coming down.

One piece of footage, which was filmed at the Wellowgate crossing, shows a group of young people running over the crossing after the barriers have started to lower, and become stuck on the wrong side of the barriers until they physically lift it.

Other footage shows pedestrians walking over the crossings as the barriers are starting to lower, when the lights and sirens would be clearly showing and sounding.

When the sirens and lights sound at a crossing, people should not attempt to cross it. I understand it can be frustrating waiting for trains to pass at level crossings, but please be patient, wait for the trains to pass and for the crossing to open and clear. Trying to rush across could possibly mean more delays for everyone. It is never worth the risk

– Vicki Beadle, community safety manager for Network Rail

Most accidents are as a result of impatience; not being prepared to wait and trying to beat the train. For the sake of 60 seconds, a little patience can prevent lives being ruined. I have seen what happens when a train hits a car or person and have had the sad duty of destroying people’s lives by informing them that their loved ones have died.

– Inspector Tracy Metcalf from the British Transport Police


Trust out of special measures but still receiving support

A hospital trust criticised for its high death rates has improved, but still needs to improve further, according to inspectors.

The organisation which runs hospitals in Scunthorpe, Goole and Grimsby is being recommended to be taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The CQC says the trust will receive ongoing support to ensure its performance continues to improve.

Chris Kiddey reports

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