Chloe Hudson, leading Ashleigh Metcalfe, were instructed on behalf of the Crown to prosecute a five-handed trial involving a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, heroin and crack cocaine, in Bradford. The trial was part of Operation Errantdance. The offences spanned several months from February 2019 to July 2019 with undercover police operatives, known only by their pseudonyms, engaging with the defendants for the purposes of purchasing Class A drugs. The case involved synthesising telephone evidence, cell-site data and undercover body worn footage. The undercover operatives had the benefit of a Court order permitting full witness anonymity.
The defendants fall to be sentenced on 18 December 2020 at Bradford Crown Court. A fourth defendant was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. His case has been remitted to the Youth Court for sentencing on 30 November 2020.