Blackburn drug dealer who threw police officer against wall jailed

A drug dealer who assaulted a police officer as she attempted to detain him in Blackburn has been jailed.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:24 pm

James Gordon assaulted a female after he was caught selling cannabis to a teenage girl on July 6, 2020.

The 27-year-old was arrested and later charged with a number of offences, including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, Class B drugs and assaulting an emergency worker

Today (April 22), officers confirmed Gordon, of Selborne Street, was jailed for 42 months after being convicted of two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply, two counts of possessing a Class B drug, assaulting an emergency worker and escaping from lawful custody.

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PC Nicola James, of the Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn Taskforce, said: "I welcome the sentence and I am pleased that the people of Blackburn will get some much needed respite from Gordon’s criminality.

"Not only was he selling drugs to some of the most vulnerable members of society, including children, he also assaulted an officer who was simply doing her job.

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On September 12, 2019, police saw Jordan Gordon carrying out drug deals in Witton Parade.

James Gordon, who assaulted a police officer as she attempted to detain him, has been jailed for 42 months. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

As officers followed him onto Redlam and then West View, Gordon attempted to run away, but he was arrested after attempting to circle back into Redlam.

When police searched Gordon’s bag they found multiple deals of cannabis, MDMA, cash and mobile phones.

He was released under investigation, but when officers executed a search warrant at his property on November 23, 2019, they found more Class A and Class B drugs.

On July 6, 2020, officers saw Gordon dealing drugs to a teenage girl in West Street.

When police went back to Gordon’s property to arrest him, he reportedly tried to get rid of a bag containing 36 smaller bags of cannabis.

In an attempt to evade police, Gordon climbed onto the roof of his house before running along the row of terraced houses.

After eventually jumping into an alleyway, Gordon threw the female officer against a wall, a bin and onto the floor.

"I would like to praise my colleagues in the neighbourhood policing team, task force and the targeted crime team for helping to bring Gordon to justice," PC Nicola James added.

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