Mother and son accused of supplying cocaine from Bowthorpe flat have no case to answer

Bensley is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court next week. Bensley is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court next week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
11:07 AM

A mother and son who were accused of supplying cocaine from a one-bedroom flat have been told there was no case to answer.

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Christine Carriage, 66, and her son Shane, 44, were on trial at Norwich Crown Court accused of supplying the Class A drug, and Christine – owner of the flat in The Runnel – an additional charge of allowing her home to be used for the supply of cocaine.

Both denied the alleged offences which came to light after police officers had executed a warrant on the flat last November.

But yesterday Recorder Peter Wallis ruled there was no case to answer in respect of both defendants.

They do however face another trial, at a date to be fixed, having both pleaded not guilty to offences of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property.

Luke Hall, who is the grandson of Christine Carriage, has previously admitted supplying cocaine and and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

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