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ANTI-DRUG campaigners have hit out at East Anglian recorder David Crome who last week freed a student convicted of drugs charges because the two shared a love of music.
Oboe-playing university student Dominic Kelly, a 1992 BBC Young Musician of the Year semi-finalist, pleaded guilty in the Norwich Crown Court to supplying cannabis and possessing drugs with intent to supply.
Crome, who handed down a one-year conditional discharge, admitted a jail sentence was the usual punishment for the crime, but said: "I am a music lover myself and am bound to say I can't not be influenced by that fact."
Marian Roberts, director of the Norwich-based Ferry Cross Centre, a rehabilitation centre for drug users, said: "I am very surprised that a judge can go by his likes and dislikes rather than by the law."