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Drug dealer from Sidcup who committed multiple offences across Medway, Sheerness and Gravesham jailed for year and a half

An 18–year–old drug dealer who burgled a home, threatened a boy with a knife and attempted to break into a parked car has been jailed for one-and-a-half years.

Khai Whittle, of Foots Cray Lane, Sidcup, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to seven charges against him.

Khai Whittle has been jailed for one and half years for a series of offences. Picture: Kent Police
Khai Whittle has been jailed for one and half years for a series of offences. Picture: Kent Police

The teen committed a series of offences across Sheerness and Medway in February and March including three offences linked to the illegal supply of ecstasy, MDMA and diazepam.

On February 1, Whittle helped supply four teenage boys in Sheerness with ecstasy before threatening one of the youths with a knife after they refused to kiss another person's shoes.

Whittle was arrested in connection with these offences two days later and was released on conditional bail.

He then burgled a home in Chequers Street, Higham, at 3.40am on March 7.

He smashed a patio window to get inside but fled after he realised the victim had awoken and got out of bed to investigate what was happening.

Whittle was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court
Whittle was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court

Police attended and after reviewing CCTV footage saw Whittle had also attempted to gain entry to a nearby Range Rover.

He was arrested an hour later at Higham Railway Station following a search of the area and officers went on to find he was in possession of ecstasy, diazepam and a small amount of cannabis.

He was subsequently charged and later admitted being concerned in the supply of ecstasy, possessing MDMA with intent to supply, possessing diazepam with intent to supply, attempted burglary, vehicleinterference, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and possessing cannabis.

Whittle was sentenced on August 28.

Alfie Johnson, 18, of Lewis Road, Swanscombe, was also charged with attempted burglary and vehicle interference following the offences committed on March 7.

"Whittle has shown that he is a prolific and remorseless offender who is willing to supply drugs, burgle homes and break into cars."

He admitted the offences and received a 12-month community order, 100 hours of community service and 40 hours of rehabilitation sessions.

Detective Constable Amy Edwards said: "Whittle has shown that he is a prolific and remorseless offender who is willing to supply drugs, burgle homes and break into cars.

"The consequences of his offending have been very distressing for those affected and I hope they can gain a sense of closure now he is in prison.

"It is deeply regrettable to see any young offender placed in custody, but it is entirely proportionate, and I hope he sees his time in prison as an opportunity to reform."

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