Cash seized from criminal

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A MAN convicted of assaulting a police officer and possessing cannabis had £2,250 taken off him under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Luke Tongue, aged 30, of Upperthorpe Villas, Killamarsh, initially came to the attention of Derbyshire Police when an officer spotted him on a moped on Stanley Street and the pair got involved in a scuffle.

When other officers searched the moped, they found bags of cannabis and Tongue was arrested.

During a search of his house police found the cash in a bedroom drawer and when his case went to court he was fined £349 and ordered to pay £400 costs.

During a separate hearing Chesterfield magistrates forfeited £2,250 from him under the Proceeds of Crime Act, which strips criminals of cash and assets thought to be the benefit of crime.