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Drug dealers given life-long ban
Seven people convicted
Seven dealers were jailed at Leicester Crown Court
Leicestershire Police say a strong message has been sent out to drug dealers after seven were jailed and banned from a town for life.

The six men and one woman were collectively sentenced to more than 25 years imprisonment following a crackdown in the north of the county.

Three were also banned from visiting certain parts of Loughborough.

Leicester Crown Court also granted life-long anti-social behaviour orders to two of them.

The restrictions come into effect after the seven are released from prison.

Adam Wright, 18, from Morris Close, Loughborough; Jason Stevens, 27, from Cambridge Street, Loughborough; and 21-year-old Mark Stanton were jailed and banned from entering parts of Loughborough.

Benjamin Godber, 26 of Elms Grove, Loughborough; Dean Chambers, 22, from Agar Nook, Coalville; Clare Hawker from Barnsdale Close, Loughborough; and Jason Gunn, 28, were jailed for supplying Class A drugs.

All seven pleaded guilty to supplying Class A drugs during a hearing at Leicester Crown Court on 11 November.

Chief Inspector Craig Moore, part of the North area command team, said: "The force is committed to dealing with dealers - taking them off the streets so they no longer blight our communities."

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