Hartlepool man given jail warning after pleading guilty to having heroin with intent to supply

A 56-year-old Hartlepool man has been warned he could be jailed after he admitted possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 4:45 pm
The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Julian Knott pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court on September 24 to possessing a quantity of diamorphine with intent to supply it to another on July 17 last year.

A judge adjourned sentence until November 13 so that background reports can be prepared and so Knott can undergo a dental operation at hospital.

His lawyer Stephen Constantine said a number of issues over the years had led to his client committing the offence.

“Mr Knott’s 56 and has previous convictions but nothing for drug trafficking,” said Mr Constantine.

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“The court would be assisted by the preparation of a pre-sentence report.”

Knott, of Colwyn Road, Hartlepool, was granted bail.

But Judge Deborah Sherwin said: “He needs to understand that’s no promise [what will happen] given the nature of the offending.”