Crack thief ‘ex­e­cuted by drugs gang’ claim

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FOUR mem­bers of a drugs gang ex­e­cuted a thiev­ing ad­dict with a sub­ma­chine gun af­ter he robbed one of them, a court heard.

The quar­tet lured crack co­caine user An­thony Dickson to a se­cluded field be­fore blast­ing him in the chest, it was al­leged.

The fa­ther-of-three, from West Dray­ton, Mid­dsx, is said to have be­come a tar­get af­ter he robbed drug run­ner Sat­want Virdee of £50worth of crack.

Virdee, 40, is al­leged to have am­bushed him along with gang leader Max Feli­ciano, 27, and Clif­ford Steven­son, 48, said to have been the get­away driver.

An­thony Small, 32, who fired the fa­tal shots, was found guilty of mur­der af­ter a trial last year – a charge the other three deny.

Pros­e­cu­tor Si­mon Deni­son QC said: “No dealer can af­ford for it to be known that he can be robbed and he will do noth­ing.”

On De­cem­ber 23, 2010, un­em­ployed and pen­ni­less Dickson is said to have phoned Small and asked to meet him to buy crack.

Driven by his girl­friend, Dickson headed to the meet­ing point while Small and the oth­ers ar­rived sep­a­rately.

“Small im­me­di­ately shot him twice in the chest from close range with a sub­ma­chine gun.”said Mr Deni­son.

“In the days that fol­lowed, Feli­ciano was boast­ing about what he and Small had done.”

Feli­ciano, Virdee and Steven­son, all of Hayes, west London, deny mur­der at the Old Bai­ley.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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