Man who hid bag containing £70k and drugs after road rage incident in Warrington jailed for almost eight years Date published: 13th October 2017 8.12am

A man who hid a bag containing £70,000 and a kilo of drugs in a bush after being involved in a road rage incident has been jailed for almost eight years.

Gerard Marsden, 33, of Aries Close in Dovecote, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, possession of criminal property and dangerous driving at Liverpool Crown Court. He was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years.

The court heard how on Friday, 1 September Marsden was involved in a road rage incident with another driver along the M62 Eastbound. Following this he was seen driving dangerously around the roundabout at junction 11 and along Birchwood Way.

While the victim contacted police, Marsden was seen by a member of the public putting a blue rucksack into some bushes on Havisham Close in Birchwood before leaving the area.

When officers attended they recovered the rucksack full of cash and cocaine.

Enquiries identified Marsden as a suspect and he was later arrested at Holyhead Port on Wednesday, 6 September.

Detective Constable Ian Morris, of Warrington CID, said: “This is a fantastic result and I would like to thank the public for their assistance in recovering the rucksack.

“As a result a considerable amount of controlled drugs and money were seized preventing them from being distributed on our streets.

“Marsden showed no regard for the victim or anyone on the road, his actions could have caused a serious collision that day.”