A Sidcup drug dealer who threatened a teenage customer with a knife after they refused to kiss another person’s shoes has been jailed.

Khai Whittle, 18, went on to commit a burglary and attempt to break into a car while on bail, after he was arrested for the initial offences in early February

On February 1, Whittle, of Foots Cray Lane, helped supply four teenage boys in Sheerness with ecstasy, before threatening one of them with a knife when they refused his unusual demand. 

He was arrested in connection with these offences two days later but, due to there being a need to gather more evidence to secure a charge, it was necessary to release him on conditional bail.

Despite his situation, Whittle burgled a home in Chequers Street, Higham, at 3.40am on March 7.

He smashed a patio window to enter but fled after he realised the victim had awoken and got up to investigate.

Whittle was arrested an hour later at Higham Train Station following a search of the area.

Officers subsequently found he was in possession of ecstasy, diazepam and a small quantity of cannabis.

He was charged, and later pled guilty to, being concerned in the supply of ecstasy, possessing MDMA with intent to supply, possessing diazepam with intent to supply, attempted burglary, vehicle interference, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and possessing cannabis.

The 18-year-old was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court to one and a half years in prison on August 28 after he pleaded guilty to seven charges against him.

Alfie Johnson, 18, of Lewis Road, Swanscombe, was also charged with attempted burglary and vehicle interference following the offences committed on March 7.

He has admitted the offences and received a 12-month community order, 100 hours of community service and ordered to carry out 40 rehabilitation activity session.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Amy Edwards said: "Whittle has shown that he is a prolific and remorseless offender who is willing to supply drugs, burgle homes and break into cars.

"The consequences of his offending have been very distressing for those affected and I hope they can gain a sense of closure now he is in prison.

"It is deeply regrettable to see any young offender placed in custody, but it is entirely proportionate, and I hope he sees his time in prison as an opportunity to reform."