IT was two years ago this month when twin brothers from the city were jailed for conspiring to supply 20 kilograms of cannabis worth more than than £200,000 in street value.

In doing so, authorities removed two drug dealers off the streets in the ongoing fight against drugs.

Shaun and Luke Dayus, aged 32, from Worcester, were told by Judge Robert Juckes that he had no sympathy for them as he jailed them for 40 and 30 months respectively.

Michael Conry, prosecuting, explained to the court at the time of the trial that their arrests were made in the autumn of 2016, after police acted on a warrant.

Cash and the drugs were discovered at Shaun’s Cranham Drive property, as well as at Luke’s Selsey Close property, who he shared with partner Christina Lambourne, 23 – who had also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply at an earlier hearing.

Mr Conry said police seized mobile phones which, through text messages, highlighted 12 occasions when drug deals had been arranged.

Mr Conry told the judge that he should consider that the three could have made £110,000 profit on the drugs, and added that they had a number of previous convictions between them. This included possession of drugs for the brothers, while Lambourne had a suspended sentence for the same offence of conspiracy to supply cannabis.

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Jonathan Rose, defending on behalf of Shaun, said he was a father-of-eight and prison would have an impact on the caring of his disabled son, and his mother and father who were both in ill health. Mr Rose added that Shaun, as well as his brother, had gained a reputation as police informers for another case in which a man was jailed, and threats had been made against them that they would be “chopped up” when they went to prison.

Nicholas Berry, on behalf of Luke, said credit should be given to him for his early guilty plea, the fact he wasn’t a leading player, and for turning his life around as he was no longer taking cannabis.

Mr Berry appealed for a suspended sentence, saying: “give him a chance – it is not just him who suffers from him being incarcerated.”

Jason Patel, on behalf of Lambourne, explained that she had children and had become like a mum to Luke’s son, and they would suffer if she was sent to prison.

Mr Patel said the suspended sentence was from years ago, and she had being battling mental health issues, adding that she would be on the straight and narrow if given a fresh suspended sentence.

In sentencing the three, the judge told them he had considered the mitigation factors but he felt that photographs of the three in which they were shown with the cannabis and looked ‘celebratory’ were telling.

He jailed the brothers, but gave Lambourne a suspended sentence of 12 months, with a six month curfew.