And finally… sitting tight

A suspected gangster has spent 23 days in custody as police wait for him to go to the toilet and pass a suspected drugs stash.

The man has been charged with two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, but police have not yet recovered the alleged goods.

Police in Essex have been live-tweeting their patient wait and will return to court today to request a further custody extension.

They wrote in one tweet: “Male doesn’t seem to understand that eventually he will need / have to go.”

They added that the man was being seen daily by doctors and was under constant watch out of concern for his health, which was so far “fine”.

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