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Linford Christie’s drug-dealing son is jailed for four years

Linford Christie’s drug-dealing son, 33, is jailed for four years after being caught with heroin and crack-cocaine

  • Liam Oliver-Christie, 33, jailed four years for dealing crack cocaine and heroin
  • Appeared on bail at Isleworth Crown Court today to change his plea before trial
  • Pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply
  • Has previous drug convictions and was due to start a two-day trial on October 1

Liam Oliver-Christie, 33, from West Kensington, pictured outside Isleworth Crown Court, has been jailed for four years for dealing crack cocaine and heroin

The son of former sprint star Linford Christie has been jailed for four years for dealing crack cocaine and heroin.

Liam Oliver-Christie, 33, from West Kensington, appeared on bail at Isleworth Crown Court to change his plea before a scheduled trial next week.

He pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine, with intent to supply, on November 9, last year and possessing heroin, with intent to supply, at his home address on the same day.

Oliver-Christie, who has previous drug convictions, had been fighting the case and was due to start a two-day trial on October 1.

He received four years on each count to run concurrently with each other.

Earlier this month he failed to show up for a hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest, but Oliver-Christie surrendered himself to the court the following week.

Linford Christie (pictured) won gold for Great Britain in the 100m at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and was also victorious in the event at World, European and Commonwealth championships

Linford Christie (pictured) won gold for Great Britain in the 100m at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and was also victorious in the event at World, European and Commonwealth championships

Father Linford won gold for Great Britain in the 100m at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

He was also victorious in the event at World, European and Commonwealth championships.

Liam’s mother is former typist Yvonne oliver, who had a short relationship with the athlete and he has a twin sister Korel.

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