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Lumko Nikanyuza from Hackney pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug

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A man has been convicted of a drug offence in Reading.

Lumko Nikanyuza, aged 28, of Salstone Lane, Hackney pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug – cocaine at Reading Magistrates court on Wednesday (16/9).

The conviction relates to an incident at around 2.05pm on Tuesday (15/9) in Prospect Street, Reading.

Officers attempted to stop Nikanyuza but was chased when he ran off. The detained him shortly after where he spat approximately 57 wraps of cocaine down a drain.

Officers were able to retrieve the wraps from the drain.

Nikanyuza was arrested on Tuesday (15/9) and charged on the same day.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

PC Zachary Rowe, of the Reading Stronghold team, said: “I am pleased that Nikanyuza was charged and convicted within 24 hours of the incident.

“Disrupting drug supply in our communities remains one of our top priorities and we will continue to tackle these supply chains.

“As part of our Stronghold campaign, we are committed to continuing to work with our partners to tackle serious organised crime and exploitation to highlight the impact of drug offences on the most vulnerable in our communities.”

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