A Norwich man has been jailed for more than three years for running a county line.

Alfie Bristow, 22, of Bussey Road, admitted two counts of supplying class A drugs, namely heroin and crack cocaine at Norwich Crown Court on January 31.

The offences took place between September 1 and November 24 last year.

Bristow was arrested at an address in Links Road in Cromer following investigations into suspicious mobile phone activity, consistent with the operation of a drug line.

He was in possession of a Nokia 105, which was established as the device used to control the Jay line, sending out hundreds of bulk messages advertising drugs for sale.

At the same time a search of his home address in Bussey Road found a quantity of cash, some weighing scales and notes containing names and numbers.

Data revealed the line had been active at both the Cromer and Norwich addresses with all activity coming to an end when Bristow was arrested.

Bristow was sentenced to a total of three years and four months in prison.

PC Robert Wells said: “Our message is clear - we are committed to identifying those running county lines in Norfolk.

"The closure of the Jay line will impact the supply of heroin and cocaine in Norwich protecting those at risk from this type of drug network.”