Sheffield man serving 11 years for manslaughter sentenced for drug dealing

A Sheffield man serving an 11-year sentence for manslaughter has been sentenced for selling heroin, a court heard.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:18 pm

Kyle Greenwood was jailed in October last year along with three other men for his role in a "targeted and violent" street assault that led to a death.

John Methley, 39, was found unconscious with head injuries on Midland Road in Rotherham on February 4, 2019. He was taken to hospital but died six days later.

Greenwood, 20, formerly of Spa View Road, Hackenthorpe, was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Nafees Hussain, 20, was found guilty of murder and was jailed for a minimum of 19 years.

On Friday, Greenwood was brought back before Judge Jeremy Richardson, who sentenced him last year, after pleading guilty to possession of heroin, with intent to supply.

Prosecutor Katy Rafter described how Greenwood at been caught in a house on Albert Street, Rotherham, with 14.1 grammes of heroin, worth £700 on the street.

He also had £445 in cash, which he told officers he had saved from his benefits.

Ian Goldsack, mitigating, said Greenwood had just turned 18 when he was arrested, on January 8, 2018.

"All the evidence was there and he was released under investigation," he said.

Sentencing Greenwood to two and a half years, which will run concurrently, the judge told him: "Because of this criminality, you started getting involved in drug dealing in a very serious way.

"You have pleaded guilty and you will receive full credit."