A man has been been sentenced to more than two years in prison after he was convicted of drugs supply offences.

Stephen Sesay, aged 20, of Charles Street, Reading, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin and one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine.

He was sentenced to a total of two and a half years’ imprisonment.

On Monday 6 January this year, Sesay was seen getting out of a vehicle where he was suspected to be involved in drug dealing.

A stop check was attempted in Prince of Wales Avenue, Reading, and Sesay was pursued through a garden and over fences into a park, where he was detained and found in possession of a large amount of class A drugs.

He was subsequently arrested and charged the following day.

This conviction is another excellent result and I am pleased with the hard work of officers which brought Sesay to justice. Through the Stronghold campaign, Thames Valley Police will continue their work with partners to prevent serious and organised crime and exploitation within our communities. Thames Valley Police has launched the #TrueCosts campaign which is highlighting the real and far reaching impact of casual drug use in the Thames Valley. Currently there are a number of active organised crime groups involved in the supply of drugs in the community, these groups exploit children and target vulnerable teenagers to involve them in the drug trade.

PC Kate Poole