A drug dealer from Forest Hill was caught covered in mud and shoeless after he tried to escape police having thrown away nearly £4000 of cocaine.

Vanance Biabi and Cheick Sy Savane, of no fixed abode, were brought to a halt in Deal, Kent, when a police stinger device burst their car's tyres mid-afternoon on June 19.

Sy Savane bolted from the vehicle, but was caught by chasing officers after he tried to jump over a bush only to "fall face first onto the ground", according to police.

Biabi vaulted a wall in a nearby caravan park, pursued by two officers on foot.

With the help of tips from members of the public, a police dog found Biabi soon after covered in mud and shoeless.

The dog also found 200 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine worth nearly £4000 that had been thrown from the car window.

Sy Savane was jailed for six years at Canterbury Crown Court on August 8 for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine, possession of cannabis and for driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Biabi was jailed for 5 years and 4 months for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and possession of cannabis.

DC Beth Gumley, of Kent Police, said: "Drugs cause immeasurable harm to communities and it is important that those responsible are brought to justice.

"Drugs will not be tolerated in Kent and Kent Police will track down and prosecute those responsible for this destructive trade."