A drug dealer who crashed his car after police saw him selling illegal substances has been jailed.

Waqas Iqbal, aged 25, of Cumbrian Way in High Wycombe has been jailed for three years and six months.

In March 2020, officers saw Iqbal making an exchange with another person in Amersham Road, High Wycombe.

When the officers tried to stop him, Iqbal made off in his car before crashing nearby.

Iqbal was arrested and police discovered drugs in his vehicle.

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The offender pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin, as well as one count of dangerous driving.

He was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Thursday 16 June.

Investigating officer, PC John Watson, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “I hope this shows the people of High Wycombe that we take issues of drug supply very seriously, and anyone involved will be targeted by the Stronghold team to bring offenders to justice.

“We continue to need the support of the public in tackling drug supply, and we would ask them to report any information that they have about dealing.

“This can be shared with Thames Valley Police on our website or by calling 101.

“You can also report information anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”