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Man who hid £70,000 in a bush jailed for nearly eight years

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A MAN who hid a bag containing £70,000 and a kilo of drugs in a bush after being involved in a road rage incident at Warrington has been jailed for almost eight years.
Gerard Marsden, 33, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, possession of criminal property and dangerous driving. He was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years.
The court heard how on Friday, September 1 Marsden was involved in a road rage incident with another driver along the M62 Eastbound. Following this he was seen driving dangerously around the roundabout at junction 11 and along Birchwood Way, Warrington.
While the victim contacted police, Marsden was seen by a member of the public putting a blue rucksack into some bushes on Havisham Close in Birchwood before leaving the area.
When officers attended they recovered the rucksack full of cash and cocaine.
Enquiries identified Marsden, of Dovecote, Liverpool, as a suspect and he was later arrested at Holyhead Port on Wednesday, September 6.
Detective Constable Ian Morris, of Warrington CID, said: “This is a fantastic result and I would like to thank the public for their assistance in recovering the rucksack.
“As a result a considerable amount of controlled drugs and money were seized preventing them from being distributed on our streets.
“Marsden showed no regard for the victim or anyone on the road, his actions could have caused a serious collision that day.”

Some of the money and drugs seized by police

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