A 24-year-old man has been jailed for nearly three years after they were convicted of several drug crimes in Buckinghamshire.

Daniel Forde, of Intalbury Avenue in Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to one count each of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A, namely cocaine, being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class A, namely cocaine, dangerous driving and possession of criminal property at the same hearing.

This is in relation to an incident that happened on August 16 this year, when officers saw Forde conduct a suspected drug deal in his car on Mount Pleasant within the town.

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Officers attempted to stop the 24-year-old before he escaped the authorities in his car, clipping an unmarked police vehicle in the process.

He then made his way towards his home address, where officers attempted to detain him once again.

Forde made off from officers on foot and was struck by a car as he ran across a road, but he got back up and continued to run from the police before being arrested.

Once he was detained, a search of his address found £18,300 worth of cocaine and £16,626 in cash.

He was jailed for two-years and 10 months on November 15 this year.

Investigating officer PC Gary Ratcliffe, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “We continue to tackle drug supply, offering no respite for offenders.

“I hope this conviction sends yet another clear message and reminder that if you are involved in the supply of drugs, you will be arrested, charged and sent to prison.”

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Thames Valley Police also revealed that a ‘mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in relation to the incident.

‘The IOPC determined that our Professional Standards Department could investigate, which found no evidence of misconduct.’