A TEENAGER caught with crack cocaine and heroin hidden inside three pairs of trousers tried to claim he was just 'out jogging' when stopped by police, a court heard.

Taylor Dickson-Peters, 18, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court yesterday for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs relating to the incident in Jericho on December 6, 2017.

Jonathan Stone, prosecuting, said PCSOs had spotted the teenager 'acting suspiciously' while sat on a bench with a woman and when he saw the officers he tried to run away.

Police eventually caught up with Dickson-Peters and he was searched with officers discovering he was wearing three pairs of tracksuit bottoms.

Despite claiming he had just been 'out jogging', Mr Stone said when taken back to St Aldates station officers found he had bundles of crack cocaine and heroin valued at around £300 hidden near his genitals.

Dickson-Peters, who previously lived in Slough, is currently serving 42 months at HMS Bullingdon for assault.

He was also sentenced yesterday for dangerous driving in the Berkshire town and carrying a bladed article in the early hours of January 19, 2018.

Ruth Becker, in mitigation for all counts, said the teenager had lost his mother at 15 through her addiction to drugs and his father had been in prison since he was a toddler.

She added he had become caught in a 'cycle of gang violence' which had become 'like a family' to him following the loss of his mother.

A statement was also read out by Ms Becker from his grandmother Helen Dickson, who said she believed he was now aware of what he had done and was committed to improving his life.

Judge Ian Pringle added a further 16 months onto the 18-year-old's current jail term for all the offences and noting the teenager's 'appalling driving' disqualified him for three years.