A DRUG dealer who sold class As near a Bournemouth tennis court was arrested after police spotted him with his hand down his trousers in a parked car.

Constantin Ozansoy was first seen by an officer in an unmarked police car on the morning of Wednesday, October 3 2018. The officer initially spotted a suspected drug user loitering under the flyover near the tennis court in Bournemouth's central gardens.

The officer then saw the defendant drive a black Ford Focus into a car park in Branksome Wood Road, close to where the suspected user was waiting.

The man got into Ozansoy's car, but got out again 30 seconds later. Ozansoy then drove towards Bournemouth town centre.

The following day, the same officer was on patrol with a colleague in Branksome Wood Road when they spotted a group of people waiting in the same area, including the man from the previous day.

Ozansoy arrived in the same vehicle and two people waiting both walked up to the car.

The officers then pulled in nearby and went to the Focus. As they looked in through the car's windows, they saw Ozansoy in the driver's seat with his hand down his trousers and cash between his legs.

The defendant was arrested and found to have a blue polythene bag containing substances believed to be class A drugs. Further analysis showed the package contained 28 wraps of heroin and 26 of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £540.

Ozansoy, 24 and of Chingford Road, London, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court after admitting two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply them.

PC Jo Morgan, of the Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are committed to tackling the supply of drugs in our community as we recognise the detrimental impact this has on all living in the area.

“This case is a demonstration of the proactive efforts our officers are making on a regular basis to tackle drug dealing and those involving in the supply chain.

“We will also continue to work with our partners and members of the community and are grateful for any intelligence and information received from members of the public that can help us target our resources in the most effective way."

To report suspected drug dealing or other drug activity, visit dorset.police.uk or call 101.