Sunderland drug teacher faces assets worth £32,000 being seized

Michael Younghusband.
Michael Younghusband.
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A FORMER teacher jailed for dealing in cocaine is also facing the loss of more than £32,000 in cash and assets.

Michael Younghusband was jailed for 40 months last year after police watched him taking delivery of a kilo of the drug in the shadow of Penshaw Monument.

Keith Brumwell

Keith Brumwell

Younghusband, 30, of Kingswood, Penshaw, appeared at Durham Crown Court for a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing.

John Gillette, prosecuting, said the Crown assessed Younghusband’s benefit from crime as £32,271.

The benefit of co-accused Keith Brumwell, 28, of Basingstoke Road, Peterlee, has been assessed at £29,031, the court heard.

Lawyers for the pair said several matters are in dispute, and there will need to be a contested hearing.

Judge Paul Watson, QC, ordered the hearing to take place on June 26.

The judge told the two men: “There is a fair bit of work to be done before a hearing to determine this application. You will be brought back to court on June 26.

“In the meantime, you will stay where you are.”

Younghusband lost his teaching job at Dene Community School, Peterlee, when he was convicted.

Brumwell was jailed for 52 months at the same time as Younghusband received his sentence.

During the original trial, Durham Cown Court heard how geography and maths teacher Younghusband was seen taking delivery of a package in the parking area close to Penshaw Monument, on August 28.

Police officers had observed Younghusband arrive in a car park in a black BMW at 2.40pm.

He was seen to gesture towards a Land Rover Discovery driven by Brumwell.

Brumwell was seen getting into the passenger seat of the BMW with a package wrapped in a coat.

He left moments later without the package and got back into his car and drove off.

Police followed Younghusband, whose car was stopped in Newbottle.