A pensioner who left his sheltered housing to deal crack on the streets of Soho has been jailed for two years. 74-year-old Alvin Ricketts from north London pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying crack cocaine. He was also handed a five year ASBO.
Alvin Ricketts was one of 38 drug dealers convicted and jailed for more than 70 years in total under a major crackdown on drugs around Soho.
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It was a stupid moment of madness that went terribly wrong, said the victim.
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A number of families were on board the service from London Euston to Stoke. One family left the train early to escape the abuse.