Drug dealer carried out Leeds house burglary followed by a high speed chase

Shamsul Islam.
Shamsul Islam.
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A DRUG dealer has been jailed for eight years after being arrested for the third time.

Shamsul Islam, 23, was handed the lengthy sentence after his latest convictions made him a ‘third strike’ offender and subject to a minimum seven-year sentence.

A court heard Islam also carried out a burglary on a house in Alwoodley, Leeds, while he was on bail.

He was then involved in a high speed police chase following the break-in before crashing into a police car in a busy residential street in Roundhay.

Islam was arrested and found in possession of a cheque which had been stolen in a robbery a day earlier.

Islam, of Spencer Place, Chapeltown, pleaded guilty to two offences of possession of heroin with intent to supply, two of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis, burglary, dangerous driving and handling stolen property. Leeds Crown court heard police executed a search warrant at Islam’s home on December 17, 2012, and found £1,300 worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis hidden in plastic bags which contained his finger prints. Mobile phones were also found which linked him to dealing.

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