A Bradford man has been jailed after flooding Reading with heroin and crack cocaine. 

Akaash Nazir, of St Margarets Avenue, was caught by police on Buckland Road on May 11, 2022, when officers found 33 wraps of cocaine in his possession. 

This came after he tried to run off from police after being spotted standing by a parked vehicle.

The 25-year-old was arrested and an address in Reading was searched. 

Here, officers found two weighing scales which tested positive for crack cocaine and heroin. 

Nazir admitted to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin and one count of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

Appearing at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, July 28, Nazir was sentenced to four years and ten months in prison. 

He was given six points on his driving licence and ordered to forfeit cash, drugs, phones and more. 

Detective Constable Aimee Usher of the Reading Stronghold team said: “We will proactively and robustly target and prosecute offenders and our activity will be both visible and covert, aimed at disrupting and pursuing those involved in the supply of drugs.

“The information that the public can provide around drug supply offences in Reading plays an important part in developing intelligence into a proactive investigation.

“If you have any information, we would encourage you to report it to us either by calling 101 or via online reporting on our website.

“Alternatively, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”