A TEENAGE drug dealer has avoided prison despite being caught carrying a knife along with 30 wraps of crack cocaine hidden in a Kinder egg.

Fahad Aboo, who pleaded guilty to possessing drugs with intent to supply and knife possession, was just 17 when he was arrested by police officers following a car chase.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Mark Brookes, prosecuting, said Aboo was a passenger in a Mini Countryman driven by another man when police spotted the vehicle on Bolton Road, Bury, around 1.10am in the morning.

Following a “substantial” police chase, three men, including Aboo, were eventually detained on Hornby Street.

Aboo was searched and officers found a Kinder egg containing 38 wraps of Class A drugs hidden in his sock and a knife hidden in his sleeve.

The drugs seized included 30 wraps of crack cocaine and eight wraps of heroin in £10 deals.

Officers found Aboo, of Ditton Mead Close, Rochdale, was also carrying £265 in cash.

Simon Hustler, defending, said Aboo, now aged 18, had “made amends during the lockdown period by being supportive of his parents”. They had been left “deeply ashamed” by their son’s arrest but his client had a “more pleasant side".

Judge Tina Landale, said: "It’s a dangerous business dealing in Class A drugs and you obviously appreciated that and knew that because you were protecting your stock with a knife."

Judge Landale said she thought there were signs of Aboo “maturing” and told the court she was “impressed by the way your family have taken control of the situation”.

“This is extremely serious offending but it appears to me you are a person who can be rehabilitated,” she said, before handing Aboo a 22-month suspended youth custody sentence.

He will also have to take part in 25 days of rehabilitation activities, under probation service supervision, and undertake 150 hours of unpaid work.