A BRADFORD man has been jailed for three years for dealing cocaine and heroin.

In a case at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday, Omar Ali, 32, of Cumberland Road, Lidget Green, was sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, with one charge being cocaine and the other heroin.

The incident took place in Bradford on December 4, 2020, when police attempted to stop Ali's car, a Vauxhall VW Golf. 

The court heard he made off from police but when his vehicle was stopped, police found 80 grams of crack cocaine, two other bags of cocaine, and a quantity of heroin. They also seized his phone and found messages to indicate he was dealing.

Crown prosecutor Ayesha Smart said: "He had a significant role and had some awareness of the scale of the operation."

Ali's defence solicitor pointed out that his client was "trying to make fundamental positive changes in his life".

However, Recorder Simon Kealey said: "This case falls into a significant role and you had expectations of gaining significant financial advantage.

"I sentence you to three years and two months in prison. You will have to serve at least half in custody before you can be released on licence."