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PAY UP: Apsley drug dealer to repay more than £40,000 under Proceeds of Crime Act

 Published on: 12th May 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man who is in jail having pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, ABH and other offences has now also been ordered to repay nearly £42,000 following a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing.

At Luton Crown Court in August 2020, Darren Hector, aged 43, of Sealy Way, Apsley, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison after he violently attacked two police officers during his arrest following a high-speed pursuit.

He had pleaded guilty to Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) without intent, Actual Bodily Harm (ABH), possession with intent to supply class A drugs (two counts – cocaine and crack), possession of a class B drug (cannabis resin), dangerous driving and possession of criminal property.

Detective Constable Joel Gill, of the Hemel Hempstead Local Crime Unit, said: “Darren Hector has already had assets of more than £6,000 seized and now following financial investigations under the Proceeds of Crime Act, he has been ordered to repay £41,932.38.

“This highlights that crime certainly does not pay, this example just shows not only will criminals serve time in prison, but also proceeds of crime are removed. 

“We rely on members of the public to give us vital bits of information to help us protect our community from these kinds of criminals. 

“Any information you can provide, no matter how small it may seem, could help us to protect the region.”

You can report information about crime online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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