Michael Ellis – 2020 Comments on Amir Mohamed

The comments made by Michael Ellis, the Solicitor General, on 8 December 2020.

Heroin and cocaine are deadly substances pushed by unscrupulous dealers. The offender was carrying a significant amount of Class A drugs with the intention of selling them for profit. This trade is ravaging our communities, and today’s decision by the Court of Appeal is welcome and sends a message that a custodial sentence will ordinarily follow street dealing.