Friday, 23 January 2015

Sprint Hero Linford Christie's Son Charged With Dealing Crack And Heroin

Police Raid: Oliver-Christie's Place
The son of former sprint star Linford Christie has appeared in court charged with dealing 'crack' and heroin with a street value of £1,410 from his council flat.

Liam Linford Oliver-Christie, 29, of Lakeside Road, West Kensington is charged with possessing 14.1 gms of 'crack' cocaine, a Class A drug, with intent to supply, on September 30, last year.

He is also charged with possessing 841mgms and 6.9 gms  of Class A diamorphine, with intent to supply, on the same occasion.

The son of the 1992 Olympic 100 metres champion appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates Court, where he indicated a not guilty plea and was sent to Isleworth Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 3.

Police, accompanied by a sniffer dog, executed a drug search warrant at his empty ground-floor council flat at 2.30pm and also found "drug paraphernalia" on the living room table and an additional 23.6 gms of an unspecified white powder.

Officers left a note for Oliver-Christie and he surrendered himself at a local police station, which he attended with his solicitor.

His father also won gold for Britain in the 100m at the World, European and Commonwealth championships and his national record of 9.87 secs set over twenty years ago stands to this day.

Liam's mother is former typist Yvonne Oliver, who had a short relationship with the athlete, and he has a twin sister Korel, with neither child having much contact with their father during their upbringing.

He was bailed on condition he continues to reside at his address.

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