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Last Updated: Monday, 26 February 2007, 14:37 GMT
Gun-gesture youth's cannabis fine
David Cameron
Mr Cameron visited Manchester last Thursday
A teenager who made the national headlines after making a gun gesture at Conservative leader David Cameron has been fined for possessing cannabis.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to possessing 5-worth of cannabis following a police raid at his home.

He was fined 25 and ordered to pay 55 costs at the hearing at Manchester City Magistrates' Youth Court on Monday.

The teenager had been held in custody since he was arrested on Saturday.

District Judge Wendy Lloyd told the youngster she had been "concerned" that he had been kept in custody for possession of such a small quantity of cannabis.

She said: "That you have been dealt with differently causes me great concern."

The cannabis was found in a bag hidden in a wardrobe in the youth's bedroom.


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