CCTV picks up cocaine use in town

Mansfield Leeming Street
Mansfield Leeming Street

A drunken reveller who was spotted on CCTV offering up cocaine in Mansfield town centre has been given 120 hours community service.

Luke Philip Revill, 25, of Main Street, Newton, then tried to flee from police when they moved in to arrest him.

Appearing before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court he admitted charges of resisting a police officer, possessing cocaine and offering to supply cocaine.

The court was told that officers were on patrol at 2am on October 17, when they were told by CCTV operators that a female was spotted on Leeming Street taking white powder on the back of a phone.

When they arrived, Revill said the phone was his and as an officer tried to put the handcuffs on him, he tried to run but was dragged to the floor. During interview he said he could not remember if he had given the female the drug and said he did not know her.

However, she was later traced and it was found that she was a former girlfriend of one of Revill’s friends.

Mitigating for Revill, Tim Haynes, said: “He found himself in possession of cocaine, which he had never done before and it’s the lowest form of offer to supply I have ever heard of.

“He loses his good name and he is horrified to find himself before the court - it’s a complete one-off from his perspective.”

A report by probation found Revill, who works as an engineer, did not have a drink or drug problem.

As well as the unpaid work, he was made to pay £150 criminal court costs, £85 court costs and £30 surcharge.