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Cocaine dealer was 'too drunk' to be sentenced

A drug dealer was sent back to the cells after being "too drunk" to be sentenced when he appeared at court.

Father Layton Preece was given a two-and-a-half year sentence. Credit: South Wales Police

Layton Preece, 41, was due to be sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after being caught by police with £200 worth of cocaine.

But the father-of-two was sent back to his cell to dry out overnight.

Judge Thomas Crowther QC asked Preece's barrister "Is your client drunk?"

Defence attorney Huw Bowden replied: "For the most part, yes."

The next day a sober Preece pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a class A drug. He was jailed for two and half years for dealing cocaine.

Police appeal after road crash leaves boy 'critical'

Police are appealing for information following a road crash in which an 11 year-old boy was flown to hospital by air ambulance.

Police want to trace the driver of this red motorbike. Credit: South Wales Police

The collision happened on Penrhiwceiber Road, Mountain Ash at around 0845 this morning.

Police and emergency services attended and the Wales Air Ambulance took the boy to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. His condition is described as critical.

South Wales Police says it wants to trace the rider of a red motorbike which left the scene moments after the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 1500323884.

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