Monday, July 18, 2016

Drug dealing father-of-27 who lives on benefits and calls himself a 'Good Samaritan', 53, will miss the birth of his 28th child after being jailed for 12 years

Tony Henderson, 53, has 27 children and will miss the birth of his 28th as he has been jailed for 12 years for dealing crack, amphetamine and heroin

A drug dealer who lives on benefits and has 27 children will miss the birth of his next child after being jailed for 12 years.
Tony Henderson, 53, told the judge he was a 'good Samaritan' who supported his family by doing odd jobs for people in the community, who would give him £5 in return.
He claimed he was on benefits because he suffers from blackouts and seizures, which would stop him doing strenuous jobs such as mowing the lawn.
But the jury rejected his 'entirely bogus story' after hearing how police found twenty wraps of speed and crack cocaine stashed in Kinder Egg capsules in his home.
He even tried to claim they were for his drug addict girlfriend, who he was trying to wean off drugs, but officers also found cash and six phones, which detailed his deals.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said: 'During the trial, you told many lies, indeed your dishonesty was truly breathtaking. The jury saw through your entirely bogus account.' 
Henderson had only a 'limited' amount of drugs in his possession after being warned the day before that his home would be raided on June 29 last year, Hull Crown Court heard.
Asked if he had anything to declare, he pointed to a pair of socks on the floor, which each contained a Kinder Egg capsule.

One contained 1.64 grams of crack cocaine in 18 'wraps', worth £360, and another had 2.64 grams of amphetamine in two wraps, worth £20 inside it.
Police also found six mobile phones, £390.40 in cash, ten empty Kinder Egg capsules and a tin containing digital scales and spoons used for distributing and taking drugs.

Henderson (pictured), 53, told the judge he was a 'good Samaritan' who supported his family by doing odd jobs for people in the community
He claimed he was on benefits because he suffers from blackouts and seizures
Henderson (pictured), 53, told the judge he was a 'good Samaritan' who supported his family by doing odd jobs for people in the community. He claimed he was on benefits because he suffers from blackouts and seizures
Police stormed his house in Withernsea, East Yorkshire, and found the drugs in Kinder Egg capsules. He claimed that they were for his addict partner, Jennifer Dunn (pictured), who is pregnant with his 28th child
Police stormed his house in Withernsea, East Yorkshire, and found the drugs in Kinder Egg capsules. He claimed that they were for his addict partner, Jennifer Dunn (pictured), who is pregnant with his 28th child
Henderson, father of 27 children, is pictured with some of his brood
Henderson in a photo from Facebook
Henderson, father of 27 children, is pictured left with some of his brood and right in a photo from Facebook

BEHIND BARS...BUT ON FACEBOOK 

Jailed Tony Henderson is thumbing his nose at justice with regular updates to his Facebook page.
Three days after the prison doors slammed shut, a photo of a dog was posted along with the message: ‘Don’t my dog look sad. Maybe it’s cos I ain’t sharing my wine gums.’
A cryptic message was then posted saying: ‘People will question all the good things they hear about you – but believe all the bad without a second thought.’ Another read: ‘Jealousy makes people tell the worst lies about you.’
Prisoners are banned from having mobile phones, and it is unclear who is posting the messages. Henderson’s contempt for the justice system is clear from a photo he posted of himself and his girlfriend inside the court building, where photography is illegal, during his trial. 
His own barrister even ordered him to delete the image, which is a contempt of court, but he ignored the warning, and although it was brought to the attention of the judge, no action was taken.
Last Friday, upon being jailed, Henderson’s Facebook page displayed a message to his ‘female friends’, saying: ‘If you want to be strong, learn to be alone.’ 
Someone else could be updating Henderson’s Facebook profile, if they had his password. Last night the Ministry of Justice said it was investigating.
Henderson claimed the drugs were for his addict partner Jennifer Dunn, 32, who was also at their home in Withernsea, East Yorkshire, and is now pregnant with his 28th child.
He admitted three of the phones were his and one was Dunn's. 
Henderson also claimed to have many visitors who used the mobiles.
They contained damning evidence of his role as a 'leading player' in the drugs underworld, and a jury of eight women and four men saw through what a judge called his 'truly breathtaking' lies.
Henderson was convicted of possession of crack cocaine and amphetamine with intent to supply, and being involved in dealing the two drugs, as well as heroin.
Prosecutor Jayne Bryan told Hull Crown Court: 'It is clear that in the evidence this defendant was responsible for purchasing bulk commercial quantities of heroin and crack cocaine, because we know from the messages of June 2014 that he travelled to Hull and collected two ounces of heroin and one ounce of crack cocaine.'
Henderson had six different numbers for a contact called 'Mulla M8', the court heard.
The phone evidence showed that person arranging for a courier to get a train to Hull and Henderson arranging to to go there from Withernsea.
Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan, representing Henderson, said he was the sole carer for his elderly father and suffered from epilepsy and depression.
When he was jailed, he said he needed to call his 27 children, and at first the shocked judge thought he meant that he had 27 phones.
Judge Richardson then asked how he supports his lifestyle with such a large family, and Henderson said he did the odd gardening job, for which people give him a sandwich and £5.
Phone evidence showed how Henderson had arranged to meet contact to collect two ounces of heroin and one ounce of crack cocaine in Hull
Henderson
Phone evidence showed how Henderson had arranged to meet contact to collect two ounces of heroin and one ounce of crack cocaine in Hull
Judge Richardson asked: 'You don't declare that money to the benefits people. You're a good Samaritan are you?' reports The Mirror.
'Yeah. Well actually, if you ask the people of Withernsea, I am,' Henderson replied. 
Jailing Henderson for a total of 12 years, Judge Richardson QC told him: 'These are very serious crimes.
'I preface my sentencing remarks by this short observation: The lives of many individuals in our society are blighted by drugs.
'Class A drugs are particularly pernicious. Those who peddle drugs in the way you did must be punished severely.
He added: 'I'm told you have 27 children and another is to be born soon. You will be separated from them for a substantial period of time.'
Dunn, who is pregnant with Henderson's next child, admitted two drugs offences and is due to be sentenced on August 8.


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