England: Cannabis grower pledges to judge: 'You won't see me again'

A dad told a judge "you won't see me again" after he spared him jail for growing up to £23,000 worth of cannabis.

Scott Radford, 35, made his gratitude known in court after he faced prison for cultivating the Class B drug in his attic.

Police unearthed 56 plants when they searched his home, Nottingham Crown Court heard on Friday, September 4.

His growing techniques resulted in an mini drug dealing enterprise to a limit number of regular customers.

But despite his success cultivating the plant, his accountancy skills were not up to scratch.

He was owed more than £9,000 for cannabis on credit.

Recorder Marcus Tregilgas-Davey gave him a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, 300 hours of unpaid work, £535 costs and a victim surcharge of £100.

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