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Former England boxer locked up for cannabis supply crime

George Bailey
George Bailey

A FORMER England international boxer has been jailed for a cannabis supply crime he committed near Carlisle.

George Bailey, 56, was sentenced at the city’s crown court today (MON) along with his 27-year-old son, Philip. The pair were stopped on the M6 near Southwaite as they travelled north in a Vauxhall Corsa on 5th May last year.

Driver Philip Bailey acted as a criminal courier while his father supervised an illegal £2,500 cannabis cargo weighing in at almost 250g. This was found in the Corsa by police who later recovered drug supply-related messages from George Bailey’s phone.

The court heard George Bailey used cannabis to ease the pain of a back injury he sustained when he was a talented boxer.

He was jailed for 27 months having admitted possessing the class B drug with intent to supply.

Philip Bailey admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis. He received a six-month jail term – suspended for two years – and must undergo alcohol treatment and rehabilitation requirements.

Both defendants are from Salcombe Place, Bradford.

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