Ex-teacher jailed for dealing cocaine could be stripped of £32k in cash and assets

Durham Crown Court
Durham Crown Court
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A FORMER teacher jailed for dealing in cocaine is also facing the loss of more than £32,000 in cash and assets.

ExEast Durham teacher Michael Younghusband was jailed for 40 months last year after police watched him taking delivery of a kilo of the drug in the shadow of Penshaw Monument, Sunderland.

Younghusband, 30, of Kingswood, Penshaw, appeared at Durham Crown Court for a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing.

John Gillette, prosecuting, said the Crown assessed Younghusband’s benefit from crime as £32,271.

The benefit of co-accused Keith Brumwell, 28, of Basingstoke Road, Peterlee, has been assessed at £29,031, the court heard.

Lawyers for the pair said several matters are in dispute, and there will need to be a contested hearing.

Judge Paul Watson QC ordered the hearing to take place on June 26.

Younghusband lost his teaching job at Dene Community School, Peterlee, when he was convicted.

Brumwell was jailed for 52 months at the same time as Younghusband received his sentence.

Durham Cown Court heard how Geography and maths teacher Younghusband was seen taking delivery of a package in the parking area close to Penshaw Monument on August 28.