Judge spares cannabis growing former Army medic from jail after hearing of service record

A FORMER Amy medic who saw a close friend die in his arms has been given a chance to avoid a prison sentence for growing cannabis at his Bradford flat.

Nathan Dixon served in Afghanistan and Iraq during an Army career lasting more than six years, but the 30-year-old left the service in 2010 and his barrister said he appeared to have "suffered in silence" with what he had experienced.

Bradford Crown Court heard today that father-of-one Dixon's marriage had subsequently broken down and he started using cannabis.


In April police officers acting on a tip-off raided Dixon's flat in Tynwald House, Holme Wood, and discovered more than 60 cannabis plants being grown in the bedrooms.

Prosecutor Paul Nicholson said Dixon had also been illegally abstracting more than £2,000 of electricity and there was evidence of a previous cannabis crop.

Mr Nicholson said the plants could have produced...

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