Luxury lifestyle of Leeds cocaine chief

editorial image

A DRUG dealer led a luxury lifestyle funded from the profits of a major cocaine dealing ring which he operated with members of his gang.

Cyril Hooton lavished more than £100,000 on cars, holidays, clothes and jewellery from the illegal businessbased across south Leeds.

Hooton – jailed for ten years – was sentenced alongside seven of his henchmen after they were convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The gang received sentences totalling 41 years when they appeared before Leeds Crown Court.

During an undercover operation, armed officers discovered a £100,000 block of cocaine inside a safe at a house in Beeston. In a separate raid, £80,000 in cash was found on the living room floor of a property in Belle Isle.

Two members of the gang were also arrested in a pub as they exchanged £10,000 worth of cocaine.

The team from Bowman Riley that is working on the modular housing scheme.  Matthew Jones (Director),Tom Shelley, (Interior Designer), Caroline Fattorini (Head of Building Consultancy) Andy Tate (Senior Technologist) and Richard Sykes (Associate). 6th June 2018. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire-based Bowman Riley secures work on major modular housing scheme