No5 Chambers barrister represents Anthony Connolly in drugs-run case

Anthony Connolly, represented by Earl Pinnock of No5 Chambers, accused of accompanying his son Lee Connolly on drugs runs between Plymouth and Liverpool, has been cleared by the jury.

Scott Conners, 31, of Stonehouse, has been convicted of conspiracy to supply cocaine following a three-week trial at Plymouth Crown Court.

The court heard that Connors, along with his brother Luke, was a key player in a gang who brought cocaine from Liverpool, where it was relatively cheap, and sold it in Plymouth for a profit.

Police used surveillance, mobile records and number-plate recognition to track the gang’s movements and seized cocaine with a value of £184,860 between October 2011 and January 2012.