Nuneaton man sentenced to 15 months in jail - The Coventry Observer

Nuneaton man sentenced to 15 months in jail

Holly Clement 27th Jun, 2024   0

A NUNEATON man has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars for drugs and violence.

Edmond Borici, the 45-year-old former owner of a cocktail bar on Bond Gate in Nuneaton, has been sentenced with possession of cocaine with intent to supply, and possession of a pointed article in a public place.

Borici, from Bettina Close in Nuneaton, is required to pay a victims’ surcharge of £187, as well as £1,785 in a forfeiture order under Section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Following the events frim August 9 last year when at around 1.20am Warwickshire Police were called to a disturbance at Borici’s bar.

A man said that Borici had threatened him with a knife, and that he was having to defend himself with a beer barrel.

Police arrived to Borici and the man having a loud verbal fight outside the bar and Borici was arrested at the scene.

After a search, a blue bag containing multiple other bags with about 509g of cocaine in total was discovered in the rear storeroom and was worth somewhere near to £50,000.

A second bag was discovered with an additional 17g of cocaine in a hired BMW parked outside the premises – on the back seat, a letter addressed to Borici.

CCTV footage showed Borici exiting the BMW earlier in the evening and also showed the fight between Borici and the victim -the victim held a door shut to prevent Borici – who was holding a knife – from getting to him outside.

Borici was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on June, 24 2024.

Investigating officer DC Williams said: “Borici seemed to think he could play the part of a 1950s Mafioso, obscuring his criminal activities behind a bar, threatening violence against people he believed had disrespected him.

“We are very happy to let him know that’s not something we are going to accept on the streets of 21st century Nuneaton.”


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