Brit drug dealer to sue cops for revealing his identity to neighbours

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LONDON - A Brit drug dealer is set to take legal action against cops for “humiliating” him by telling neighbours he had been jailed.

Police put Luke Walsh-Pinnock’s mugshot on a “name and shame” leaflet sent to 1,500 homes in Kilburn, West London, reports the Sun.

However, the 22-year-old lag claims that breached his human rights and plans to seek damages.

Cops spread the news to his neighbours that he had been sentenced to four years for dealing Class A drugs - cocaine and heroin.

“Individuals dealing drugs will be arrested and prosecuted, the above (Walsh-Pinnock) is a prime example of police intention,” the leaflet read.

Now his parents have complained about his “degrading” treatment.

“Luke’s been humiliated in his local community, which is against his human rights. We’ll take this to court. He’s a good boy who is kind to his family,” a pal of his mum Linda Walsh said.ut Chief Superintendent Matthew Gardner, commander of Brent Police, said it was done to aware the locality about the offence.

“We constantly target offenders and put them before the courts but often local people don’t know what has been done,” Gardner said.

“It is important that they are aware when criminals are put away and will no longer be blighting their communities,” he added.

Officers raided a flat in Kilburn last August and caught Walsh-Pinnock red-handed cutting up around half a kilo of heroin. They seized a safe, which contained a large quantity of cocaine and some heroin.

Walsh-Pinnock and pal James Goldsmith, 35, were convicted of possession with intent to supply at Wood Green Crown Court. Goldsmith got three years.

Scotland Yard confirmed: “We’ve received a complaint from a member of the public regarding the leaflets.” (ANI)

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