Undercover police film Burnley mum in drugs deal in front of child (4)

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A mother of two sold cannabis to an undercover police officer in front of a four-year-old child, a court heard.

Victoria Ann Boyd (23), of Laithe Street, Burnley, handed over 1.8g of cannabis for £20 after an officer went to a house in Burnley.

Boyd, who had never been in trouble with the law before, admitted supplying the drug and was fined £100, with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

She was told by the Bench that while the child may not have understood what was happening she had seemed to disregard the fact they were there.

The court heard that, when arrested and interviewed, she gave a prepared statement accepting she was the woman in the covert video filmed by officers.

She said she was not a drug user and only took prescription medicine and made no comment to all other questions.

Scott Parker, for Boyd, said she was helping someone else and in hindsight shouldn’t have. The defendant, a full-time carer for her son, had recently suffered panic attacks as well as being diagnosed with stress and depression.