A Crystal Palace drug dealer threw a soup can stuffed with heroin and crack cocaine out of a window before jumping after it during a police raid.

Benedict Erskine and Abdul Dahir were arrested after police raided a property in Gillingham in March this year.

Dahir, 29, of no fixed address, was convicted of two charges of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, at Maidstone Crown Court, Kent Police said.

He was sentenced on December 13 to seven and a half years imprisonment.

Erskine, 22, of Bargrove Close, Crystal Palace, pleaded guilty to the same charges and will be sentenced at a later date.

At about 6.40am on March 20, police raided the property in St Andrews Road.

Erskine was witnessed throwing a tomato soup can out of a bedroom window before jumping from it himself.

He attempted to flee but was caught by officers in a nearby alleyway.

Inside the property, Dahir was discovered in the bedroom that Erskine had jumped from.

Drug dealing paraphernalia, cash and six mobile phones were seized from the room.

About 100 packets and 50 capsules of Class A drugs were found outside the property on the floor under the bedroom window.

The novelty soup can was found in the street and contained 42 grams of crack cocaine and 50 grams of heroin.

All the drugs seized had an estimated street value of £10,610.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Kris Eberlein of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: "This warrant was one of a series of raids carried out in Medway as part of our ongoing crackdown on knife crime and associated offences, such as supplying drugs.

"It has resulted in a prolific drug dealer being put behind bars and safely away from being able to exploit vulnerable people in our communities."