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Man given three months for cannabis find in cell

BY PAUL HIGGINS

A man who killed a 12-year-old boy in a motorbike accident has been jailed for three months after prison officers found cannabis in his cell.

Lisburn Magistrates' Court heard how prison officers searched 35-year-old Andrew Paul Morrow's cell when they smelled cannabis smoke coming from it on October 16 last year.

A prosecution lawyer described how officers conducted a "full body search" and uncovered the small amount of cannabis hidden between the cheeks of his bottom.

Appearing in court yesterday via videolink from Maghaberry Prison, Morrow, originally from Vara Drive in north Belfast, pleaded guilty to possessing Class B cannabis.

Window cleaner Morrow is currently serving eight years behind bars after he admitted causing the death of 12-year-old Daniel Mooney by dangerous driving.

The schoolboy died after he fell off the back of a scrambler motorbike driven by Morrow and was thrown under a parked 4x4 near his home in Mountcoole Park in May 2011.

Morrow callously sped off but was arrested later and eventually admitted causing the schoolboy's death and other related charges.

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