A 21-year-old man was caught with wraps of Class A drugs in his car after colliding with a police vehicle, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Waqas Ahmed, of Amberley Court, Thornbury, Bradford, was spared an immediate jail sentence because of his previous good character and the limited role he played in the street drug dealing operation.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and careless driving, both on August 6 last year.

Ahmed’s barrister, Robin Frieze, said his client was acting under pressure from others.

Ahmed was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, coupled with a six-month curfew order and 200 hours of unpaid work.

His driving licence was endorsed with seven penalty points, meaning he will have to retake his driving test.