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Saturday, 16 January 2016

'Horrific' leg wound delays sentencing of addict who allowed flat to be used as fortified 'crack house'

'Horrific' leg wound delays sentencing of addict who allowed flat to be used as fortified 'crack house'

'Horrific' leg wound delays sentencing of addict who allowed flat to be used as fortified 'crack house'

AN ADDICT who allowed his Bradford flat to be used as a fortified "crack house" failed to turn up for a pre-sentence report because he was being treated for leg wounds, a judge has been told.
Anthony Barraclough, 38, should have been sentenced by Judge David Hatton QC at Bradford Crown Court yesterday, but his solicitor advocate persuaded the judge to give him one last chance.
Arshad Mahmood explained to the court that Barraclough had been unable to attend an appointment for the report because he was still in hospital at the time.
"I have seen the wounds to his leg and they are fairly horrific," said Mr Mahmood.
Prosecutor Jayne Beckett conceded that Barraclough had been "put upon" by others to allow them to use his flat at Bolingbroke Court, Little Horton, and he was given wraps of Class A drugs.
Judge Hatton told a limping Barraclough he could have one further opportunity to get the report prepared and he would have to return to the crown court on February 5.
Last month a man and woman caught selling drugs through an iron gate at the fortified premises were jailed for a total of seven and a half years.

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