Drug dealing ‘Manchester Gas Man’ spared jail

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A drug dealer, known as the “Manchester Gas Man”, has been spared jail.

Zubair Iftikhar was caught with over 41,000 nitrous oxide canisters, commonly known as laughing gas, at an address in Fallowfield. Officers also discovered merchandise adorned with Iftikhar’s trade name, including hoodies and carrier bags.

The 31-year-old admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply.

He was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 10 months in prison, suspended for a year. He was also given a community order to do 220 hours of unpaid work.

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