A KNUTSFORD ringleader of a drug gang supplying cocaine and cannabis across England and Wales has been jailed.

Giovanni Spada, of Shaw Drive, admitted conspiring to supply the drugs at a hearing at Chester Crown Court on October 31, 2022.

Co-conspirators Taylor Bone, of Cliff Road, Wilmslow, and Charlie Cooke, of the Woodlands, Alsager, also pleaded guilty to the same offences at the hearing.

A fourth person, similarly charged, pleaded not guilty to both counts, and is set to stand trial next year.

The offences took place between November 7, 2020, and January 30, 2021.

The three appeared before His Honour Judge Simon Berkson at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, October 26, to be sentenced.

For conspiracy to supply cocaine, Spada was sentenced to six years in prison.

The 37-year-old was sentenced to another three years for the cannabis charge, to be served concurrently.

Bone was sentenced to two years in prison for the cocaine charge, suspended for two years.

The 27-year-old also received a concurrent nine-month suspended sentence for the cannabis charge.

She must undertake 200 hours unpaid work and complete up to 25 rehabilitation activity days within one year.

Cooke received an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, for his cocaine charge, and a concurrent three-month suspended sentence for the cannabis.

The 24-year-old must also complete 100 hours unpaid work and up to 20 rehabilitation activity days, also with a year.

Spada was also sentenced for a separate matter, which included two counts of criminal damage and one of assaulting a woman.

For the first three offences he received no separate penalty, but Judge Berkson issued a restraining order banning him from approaching his victim or her address, or contacting her by any means, for 10 years.