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London man Olsi Gjurra in King’s Lynn court after driving and drug offences in Hunstanton

A 21-year-old from London wound up in court after an array of driving and drug crimes in West Norfolk.

Olsi Gjurra appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, pleading guilty to three offences.

He admitted possession of a Class A drug, as well as driving without insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Olsi Gjurra appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday
Olsi Gjurra appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday

Crown prosecutor Asif Akram told the court that on November 30, police officers patrolling Elizabeth Close in Hunstanton opted to follow Gjurra while he was driving after becoming suspicious of the way he was acting.

While doing so, checks revealed he did not have a driving licence at the time, meaning he was also uninsured.

After pulling him over on Waveney Road, officers uncovered two small bags containing 0.11g of cocaine in Gjurra’s vehicle.

In an interview following his arrest, the defendant said he was “sorry for his actions”.

Magistrates fined him £100 for driving without insurance and £50 for possession of cocaine, with an order also made for the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.

Gjurra will also pay a £60 victim surcharge and had eight penalty points added to his driving licence.

Mitigating, solicitor Ruth Johnson said that Gjurra, who lives at Macoma Road in Woolwich, London, benefits from a social worker.

She described the quantity of cocaine as an “incredibly small amount”.

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