Schoolboy, 14, from Queen’s Park, sentenced for drug dealing in Pimlico
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A schoolboy from Queen’s Park who dealt class A drugs on a housing estate in Pimlico has been sentenced today.
The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a two-year rehabilitation order, a two-year supervision order and a six-month curfew.
He has also been banned from living in the Pimlico area.
The teenager was arrested in June after officers stormed the Churchill Gardens estate following a five-month operation targeting suspected drug dealers.
A total of 25 drug dealers were arrested as part of Operation Accomack, which was launched in response to concerns from residents on the estate about the sale of cannabis, heroin, crack cocaine and MDMA.
All but one of the arrestees, a 29-year-old woman, pleaded guilty to supplying drugs and were sentenced today at Southwark Crown Curt.
Detective Inspector Philip Grindell, investigating officer, said: “With the overwhelming evidence put before the court those charged had little option but to plead guilty to their offences.
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“I am pleased with the sentences that have been handed down today and this should act as a deterrent to those who insist on selling drugs on the streets