Drug Dealer Sent Back To Court After Misjudged Status Update

by : Tom Percival on : 15 Feb 2016 15:47
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A moronic drug dealer who had been let off for his crimes has been ordered back into court after stupidly pissing off a judge.


Only a few hours after Daniel Sledden had been sentenced for selling cannabis, he posted on Facebook saying: ‘Beverly Lunt go suck my cock. Cannot believe my luck 2 year suspended sentence beats the 3 year jail yes pal!’

Unfortunately for him, the judge saw his idiotic comment and has now ordered him to report back to Burnley Crown Court on Tuesday for a review of his sentence.

I want to say how sorry I am for what I wrote about Judge Lunt and my sentence. I was very lucky not to be sent to…

Posted by Daniel Sledden on Thursday, 11 February 2016


Rather unsurprisingly, the looming threat of jail suddenly made Mr Sledden very apologetic and he returned to Facebook to remove the comment and say sorry.

The new comment read:

I want to say how sorry I am for what I wrote about Judge Lunt and my sentence.

I was very lucky not to be sent to prison. I want to say sorry to Judge Lunt and to anyone else who was upset or offended by my thoughtless post, which I didn’t mean.

But not everyone’s been convinced by the retraction, and one of his ‘friends’ wrote in rely, ‘Looks like you have cut and pasted the advice given by your solicitor’.

It is understood that Judge Lunt has been made aware of the apology.

Sledden, 27, had admitted dealing cannabis along with his brother Samuel, 22, from their separate homes in Hopwood Street, Accrington.

During his last court appearance, Sledden’s barrister claimed that, while his client still had a problem with drugs, he’d also got a new job and wanted to go straight.


Both brothers received two-year prison sentences which were suspended for two years, after they both admitted to supplying cannabis between May and September 2014.

Judge Lund said she hadn’t jailed them because they had stopped dealing for 14 or 15 months.

Let’s hope Sledden has now learned his lesson and will think before he posts next time.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Health, Drugs


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