Drug dealer slashes wrist and threatens to kill detective after razor smuggled

first_imgThe incident happened at Brighton Crown CourtCredit:Alamy DS Deans, of Sussex Police, said: “Threats are, unfortunately, part of a police officer’s job and we are regularly abused by a very small element of our society. These are taken seriously and they will be investigated as such.”However, it will not deter me or any other officer from continuing to try to stem the flow of drugs into Sussex.”Tuesday’s incident is the second surrounding GeoAmey’s staffing at Sussex courts in as many months.Two dock officers were sacked for falling asleep during the trial of Daryll Rowe, who was found guilty of deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV.The pair were removed from court proceedings after being reported for snoring in October. Brighton Court Court “We closely monitor GeoAmey’s performance to ensure their services remain of the highest standard.”Makai, 46, of Portslade, was convicted at a re-trial after undercover officers discovered his role in a chain which fed heroin from Liverpool to the streets of Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne in 2015.Five other key players were jailed in May for a combined total of 67 years. We closely monitor GeoAmey’s performance to ensure their services remain of the highest standardMinistry of Justice spokeswomancenter_img He added: “An investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding this incident.”The prisoner was produced from HMP Lewes, so there was no obligation on escort officers to search him. Nevertheless, GEOAmey searched the prisoner. However, the article was undetected by our officers”.A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: “We are aware of an incident at Brighton Crown Court on December 19 and are urgently investigating. A drug dealer pulled out a razor blade in the dock and threatened to kill a police officer in a courtroom security breach being “urgently” investigated by government officials.Louis Makai slashed his wrist at Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday as he was handed an 18-year jail sentence for his part in a £12.5 million drug dealing conspiracy, officials said.Witnesses told how he pointed the blade at Detective Sergeant Julian Deans, the investigating officer who helped to catch him, and said: “When I get out, I’ll kill you.”Both the Ministry of Justice and court security firm GeoAmey, which employs custody officers, are trying to find out how the weapon got into the court room undetected.Makai was treated in court by paramedics but was not taken to hospital, a GEOAmey spokesman said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img