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Dealer says he 'struggled to understand accent'

Swansea Crown Court Photo: PA

A drug dealer from the West Midlands has refused to appear in court because he can't understand the Welsh accent.

Dwaine Campbell, 25, was arrested in Aberystwyth delivering 51 wraps of heroin.

Campbell, from Wolverhampton, was kept in custody in Wales for seven days before being transferred to a prison near his home.

He was due to be sentenced at Swansea crown court today but refused to leave his prison cell.

His barrister, Janet Gedrych, said he complained that he couldn't understand what anyone in Aberystwyth said and they struggled to understand his accent.

"He is worried that if he is sentenced here he will end up in a jail in Wales and have the same difficulties," she said.

Judge Heywood, said he would sentence Campbell via video link "so he can stay in the West Midlands."

Campbell has admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply and will be sentenced next month.