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Jailed - cannabis dealer who said Universal Credit wasn't enough to support his family

Get the inside track on the big stories from Manchester courts with our weekly newsletter A man turned to drug dealing after losing his job, claiming that his Universal Credit payment wasn't enough to support his family.

Sean Hunt began selling cannabis to provide for his family before he was caught by police twice in the space of a month, Lancashire Live reports.

After being arrested, Hunt claimed he had started dealing as he couldn't afford to support his family on the £135 a week he was paid in benefits.

He told police that his earnings from selling the Class B drug totalled around £200 a week. Hunt was jailed at Preston Crown Court as a Judge told the 32-year-old he was 'at the end of the road.' Prosecuting, Sara Haque said that

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