A THUG who terrorised the streets of Fulham has been jailed after being found with gun ammunition and class A substances worth nearly £3,000 on a police raid attended by the Chronicle.
It is a major result for Hammersmith and Fulham Police, which had been on the trail of Idris Fisher, of Rylston Road, for weeks leading up to the raids in March last year.
Fisher was found in a flat in John Smith's Avenue, on the Clem Attlee Estate. As officers smashed in the front door, a bag of bullets was hurled out of the window, later found in the back garden.
Swaggering Fisher was led past our reporter and into a waiting police van. At the time, an officer told the Chronicle that a group including Fisher had arrogantly told police that 'we own the estate, not you' in the weeks leading to the raid.
But a year after being arrested Fisher finds himself in jail, having been known to openly deal drugs in playgrounds around the estate, Officers had discovered 77 rounds of blank firing ammunition, more the 40g of heroin with a street value of £2,681 and cocaine worth £240. A policeman said at the time that Fisher's gang had been 'getting bolder and bolder' and had 'effectively taken over' the estate.
Earlier this month, a judge at Iselworth Crown Court sentenced him to three-and-a-half years in prison, made up of 40 months for possession of heroin, two months for the cocaine, running concurrently, and two months, running consecutively, for possession of the ammunition.
The tenants of the property were also reprimanded, Leann Tyler was given a community order for one year after admitting possession of cannabis with intent to supply, while her daughter Natasha Tsekiri was given a nine month community order for possession of cannabis. Chief Superintendent Lucy D'Orsi, borough commander, praised the work of her officers, saying: "This is another example of the diligent, intelligence-led proactivity demonstrated by the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams in this Borough. Thanks to the information provided by the local community we were able to arrest and successfully prosecute a drug dealer and to help make the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham safer."