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Rochdale Drug Dealer Receives Nine-Year Sentence After Dangerous Police Chase

Ahad Hussain of Rochdale has been sentenced to nine years behind bars after being convicted of possession of a firearm, possession with intent to supply, and dangerous driving at Minshull Street Crown Court.

Abhad Hussain, 25, has been jailed for nine years.
Ahad Hussain, 25, has been jailed for nine years.

Greater Manchester Police arrested 25-year-old Ahad Hussain of Rochdale on October 11, 2022. He was arrested at approximately 11am following a police pursuit on Tweedale Street.

During the police chase, Hussain, driving a Volkswagen Jetta, crashed into a Mercedes 4x4 before being detained. The pursuit ensued after the suspect failed to stop for patrolling police officers.

Hussain suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to Fairfield Hospital in Bury for treatment, where officers found him to be in possession of a concealed firearm.

He was also in possession of Class A Drugs with a street value of approximately £2,800.

Upon further investigation it turned out that Hussain was driving under a provisional license, adding further offences to his charge list.

Detective Sergeant Andy Whitehill said: "This was a proactive stop by our officers at the time after their 'police instinct' kicked in.

"What followed was a fast-paced but swift incident and investigation on a person that carried a direct threat to the public.

"The sentence shows the severity of the offences committed by the individual and how we will do all we can to keep the local community safe from people who are intent on committing crime."

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