Birkenhead man jailed for six years for Class A drugs supply

Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a 34-year-old Wirral man for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. 

Paul Clohessy, 34, from Birkenhead was jailed for six years at Liverpool Crown Court today (Friday 5 March) for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. 

Clohessy’s conviction follows three separate offences in the Birkenhead area. 

On 21 May 2020, following information from the local community, Clohessy was stopped and searched by police on Bratton Road, Birkenhead and found to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine. 

On 26 October 2020 and 30 December 2020 Clohessy was seen by officers dealing drugs at addresses in Holly Grove and Harrowby Road, Birkenhead, was arrested by officers and found in possession of Class A drugs. 

Detective Inspector Chris Smith of Operation Hammer, the Force-Wide drug Investigation Team said: “We welcome the sentencing of Clohessy today and remain committed to pursuing anybody concerned in the supply of drugs across our region. 

“We hope this sends a clear message to anybody involved in profiting from dealing drugs and misery in our communities across Merseyside that you will be prosecuted and brought to justice. 

“I hope Clohessy will take time to reflect on the risks he took and the harm he caused, while serving his jail time.

“We would encourage anybody with information on drug supply to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”