Pregnant teen sobs as court remands her

A PREGNANT teenager sobbed after being told by a court she would be remanded in prison on a charge of conspiring to supply class A drugs.Kirsha Dyer was one of six defendants who appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court yesterday following early morning raids on properties in Ipswich.

A PREGNANT teenager sobbed after being told by a court she would be remanded in prison on a charge of conspiring to supply class A drugs.

Kirsha Dyer was one of six defendants who appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court yesterday following early morning raids on properties in Ipswich.

The 19-year-old, of Bentley Road, Ipswich, shouted out “I love you all” to her family and friends who were sitting in the public gallery as she heard the news she would remain in custody for more than a week.

Her father also wept as he watched his daughter being led away from the dock.


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Dyer is charged along with Maxwell Appah, 21, of Mayple Avenue, London, Lewis Self, 27, of Canterbury Close, Ipswich; Pannick Nikuna, 20, of North Road, Edgware; Dare Salau, 21, of East London and a 17-year-old from Stratford, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Only Salau was released on conditional bail. The others were remanded in custody for the offences which are said to have taken place between October 26 2006 and June 7 2007.

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All six were arrested during early morning raids at various properties in Ipswich on Thursday as part Operation Academy, a crackdown on drug dealers infiltrating Suffolk.

During the hearing Ian Duckworth, defending Dyer, said: “Kirsha is 19. She lives with her mum and has been working full-time in Poundland for a month. She earns between £150 to £200 a week.

“This is a very difficult time for her. She has been in tears and has been vomiting.”

Mark Holt, defending for Appah, said his client was Dyer's boyfriend and had said she was two months pregnant.

All six will appear at Ipswich Crown Court on June 19.

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