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.