A BANBURY man has been jailed for 15 months for dealing class B drugs.

Umar Faroq, of Fergusson Road, appeared at Oxford Crown Court earlier this week for dealing in Middleton Road, Banbury, at approximately 5.45pm on April 4, 2017.

The 20-year-old was found guilty by a unanimous jury on Tuesday following a Thames Valley Police investigation and a two-day trial.

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Investigating officer detective sergeant Tim Hawley, based at Banbury police station, said: “The organised supply of drugs is a priority for Thames Valley Police.

“The most vulnerable members of our communities are affected by these crimes and officers work tirelessly to make sure those who seek to profit from drugs supply will be put before the courts.

“I would urge anyone with information regarding drug dealing to contact 101, or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”