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Convicted killer ran €5million heroin operation from behind bars

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Heroin (stock image)
Heroin (stock image)

A convicted killer is expected to be sentenced for his role in a £4.6million (€5.5m) drugs operation run from behind bars.

Liam Duffy, 35, is serving a 20-year prison term for manslaughter for his role in the killing of 19-year-old gang leader Liam Smith in Liverpool.

Mr Smith was shot dead after visiting a friend at HMP Altcourse in Fazakerley, Liverpool in 2006, and Duffy was convicted in 2007.

Duffy is due back before the courts on Friday, having admitted conspiracy to supply class A drugs at an earlier hearing at Norwich Crown Court.

The prosecution said he was involved in an operation to take heroin from Liverpool to Norwich while he was in prison.

Duffy is due to be sentenced by Judge Anthony Bate at Norwich Crown Court.