Two men from London, who preyed on a drug user by utilising her Huntingdon home to sell drugs, have been jailed.

Nicholas Fullerton, 21 and Harvey Jefferson, 20, were found in Clarkson Terrace, on January 4 when officers forced entry to the victim's property.

Fullerton, of Forrest Road, Hackney, was parked close to the house with three mobile phones and more than £350.

Jefferson, of Alvington Crescent, Hackney, was found inside the property. He was later searched and found to have more than £1,900 worth of drugs.

Jefferson pleaded guilty in February to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis and possession of criminal property.

Fullerton denied being in possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and possession of criminal property and was found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court on June 6 following a two-day trial.

On July 6, at Cambridge Crown Court, Fullerton was jailed for five years and Jefferson for three years.

PC Dan Scott said: “We will continue to do all we can to prevent vulnerable people from being exploited by county lines drug dealers operating in Cambridgeshire.

“I would like to encourage anyone who suspects drug dealing is taking place in their neighbourhood to report it to police.”

County lines is a term police use to describe organised crime groups from big cities, mainly London, who extend their drug dealing into new areas.

Drug dealers often get young people to deliver their drugs, by paying them or by forcing them through violence and grooming. It is a crime that can affect girls and boys, regardless of their background or culture.

These young people, known as 'runners', travel between big cities and other areas to deliver drugs and collect cash on behalf of the dealers. They may swallow drugs to avoid police finding them.

If you have information concerning drug dealing you can report it to police by calling 101 or visiting www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, online or by calling 0800 555 111.