Bail has been refused for an Ipswich teenager accused of supplying class A drugs.

James Johnstone, of Fonnereau Road in the town, has pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

The court heard that the offending began in November last year, when Johnstone was aged 17, and lasted up until March 7, some five weeks ago.

Judge David Pugh noted that Johnstone, who is now 18, is currently in custody.

Judge Pugh made the decision to refuse Johnstone’s application for bail.

Johnstone is expected to be sentenced on May 23.