BUNGLING DRUG DEALER CAUGHT IN TOP COP'S PARKING SPACE
A prolific drug dealer was caught red-handed in a car filled with amphetamines after he decided to park in a top coppers parking space - as a joke.
Daniel Burton, 43, was on bail following three other drug-related offences when he had the bright idea of parking his van in the Superintendents spot outside Beverley Police Station.
Idiotic Burton, who has committed 131 offences including six offences for drugs, and bungling accomplice Neil Collinson, 34, were promptly searched by three officers who found nearly £500 worth of the drug in their vehicle.
In all, Burton was caught with almost £14,500 worth of drugs in the Hull and East Riding area over the course of several months but was only jailed following the ill-judged parking jape. When Supt Andy Foster spotted the rusty white van in his spot, he went outside with two colleagues to challenge the pair. Officers then searched the van and discovered £490 of amphetamines in the glove box. Judge Simon Jack, sitting at Hull Crown Court, jailed Burton for three years.