A man who tried to discard drugs in the middle of a deal and racially abused a police officer has been jailed.

Jamil Munir was spotted by police in Oldfield Road, Maidenhead, carrying out a drug deal on September 23 last year.

As police detained him, the 36-year-old, of Arkley Court in the town, violently resisted and launched a tirade of racial slurs and abuse at one of the officers.

At Reading Crown Court on Thursday, February 11, Munir was jailed for four and a half years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He was sentenced to six weeks for racially aggravated public order, to be served concurrently.

PC James Smith, from the Windsor and Maidenhead Problem Solving Team, said: “We know the supply and distribution of drugs causes significant damage within our communities.

"We will always pursue those who, like Munir, seek to profit from selling drugs and exploit vulnerable people for their own means.

“Munir had no regard for the safety of the officers on scene and did all he could to resist arrest, before targeting one of them with racial abuse.

"We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour towards our officers or staff who come to work every day to keep the public safe.”

Anyone concerned about drug-related crime in their area or who thinks someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, is encouraged to call police on 101 or report online - or 999 in an emergency.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.