A BRADFORD man has avoided jail for two charges of dealing class A drugs.

Mohammed Khan, 22, of St Augustines Terrace, was observed by police officers carrying out what was believed to be a drug deal in a Bradford city centre street from the grey Volkswagen Passat he was driving.

He was followed in his car by officers and eventually stopped on Thornton Road, Bradford.

He was stopped and searched by officers and was found with 12 wraps of crack cocaine and 14 wraps of heroin on him, with the drugs having a total street value of around £140.

He was also found with £116.70 in cash, had a dealer slip and iphones were seized from him, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

The incident took place on August 1, 2019.

In mitigation, the court heard Khan has previously been addicted to cannabis and had ran up a debt at the time of the offence. In a letter read out in court, written by Khan, he wrote: "I am completely and utterly ashamed and embarrassed by the offences I have committed."

His mitigating solicitor says Khan has completely distanced himself from drugs, 'has learned the error of his ways' since the offence, is now in a stable relationship and is in the second year of an Open University degree course.

Judge Ahmed Nadim also ordered for Khan, through his solicitors, to send a letter to the court within the next seven days to confirm details of his Open University course he is studying, when he started it and how he is progressing.

Khan was jailed for 22 months, suspended for two years, for a charge of possession of 'crack' cocaine, a controlled drug of class A, with intent to supply it and a further charge of possession of diamorphine, a controlled drug of class A, with intent to supply it.

He will also be required to carry out 250 hours unpaid work in the community.