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Man sentenced for possession of Class A drugs after leaving his photo ID in his jacket

Mohammed Mahmood was sentenced to six-and-a-half years at Woolwich Crown Court Credit: Met Police

A man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after being found guilty of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

In November last year, police found a jacket which appeared to be thrown from a balcony after being called to Hastings House, SE18 after reports of a disturbance. Inside the jacket, police found a large quantity of Class A drugs and Mahmood's photo ID.

30-year-old, Mohammed Mahmood was sentenced yesterday at Woolwich Crown court after he was found to have 100 wraps of crack cocaine and 197 wraps of heroin with a combined street value of £6,000.

In Mahmood's eagerness to rid himself of a significant amount of Class A drugs, he forgot to remove his photographic ID from the jacket, which easily led to his arrest.

The Greenwich Gangs Unit is committed to tackling the supply of drugs on the borough, and this sentence should act as a deterrent to those who choose to live this lifestyle with complete disregard for the impact their crimes have on the local community.

– PC Martin Langley, Metropolitan Police



Two in hospital after police car crash in south London

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Two people have been taken to hospital after the were involved in a crash with a police car responding to an emergency 999 call.

The crash happened just before 4am in Woolwich Road, Greenwich in south London, while the police car had its blue lights and siren on.

The two occupants of the Seat car went to hospital as a precaution but are not believed to be seriously injured.

The two police officers did not need hospital treatment and the crash will now be investigated by the Met's Traffic Unit.

47,800 tonne cruise ship squeezes through Thames Barrier and past the O2 Arena

A 47,800 tonne cruise ship squeezed its way through the Thames Barrier today as part of a maiden voyage.

Viking Star goes through the Thames Barrier Credit: PA

The ship originally set sail on April 11th from Istanbul, making her way through the Mediterranean and eventually into the Atlantic on her way to be christened in Bergen, Norway on May 17th.

Viking Ocean Cruises of the Viking Star going past the O2 Arena Credit: PA

The Viking Star weighs 47,800 tons, 465 cabins and will accommodate 930 passengers.

Viking Ocean Cruises of the Viking Star going past the Royal Navy College in Greenwich Credit: PA
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