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Irish Olympian Reid Sentenced

Yesterday Friday was a bad Friday for Leon Reid, an Irish sprinter who competed at Tokyo Olympics.

At Bristol Crown Court yesterday, Reid was given 21 months sentence including 18 months work suspension and 220 unpaid hours work for allowing his flat to be used to produce crack cocaine.

Reid represented Ireland in the 200m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

He also won a bronze medal for Northern Ireland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Reid was convicted of allowing his flat in Bath to be used to produce cocaine and for receiving payment, which text messages showed amounted to £500 a month.

He was found not guilty of concealing criminal property and of three firearms offences, which all related to items seized from his flat.

Reid won European Championship medals at under-20 and under-23 level for Great Britain but switched international eligibility to Ireland in 2018.

Three other men convicted over the 2020 drugs operation were given jail terms.

They included 30-year-old Romaine Hyman, previously of Portland Place, Bath, who was found guilty of 18 offences and sentenced to 26 years in prison.

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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