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Drug sentence put back so pupil can sit A-level


Timmy McGuinness

Timmy McGuinness

Timmy McGuinness

An 18-year-old school pupil who has admitted possessing Ecstasy and cannabis with intent to supply has had his sentencing pushed back - because it clashed with him sitting an A-level.

Timmy McGuinness, of Knowehead Dale, Broughshane, appeared in the dock at Coleraine Magistrates Court, where he also pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug cocaine.

His case has been adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

But when June 19 was suggested for the date for sentencing, defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said his client was doing an exam that day.

Instead, sentencing has been adjourned until early July.

McGuinness was caught with the drugs in April this year. Mr Ballentine said his client, who had a clear criminal record, was supplying drugs to "friends".

No further details were given to the court.

Belfast Telegraph