A ‘NAIVE’ drug dealer was swiftly hauled before the courts after standing outside a block of flats and brazenly asking passers-by if they wanted to buy heroin or cocaine.

Simeon Bayoh admitted the charge of possession with intent to supply after police were quick to apprehend the dealer when they spotted him in Banbury.

Bayoh’s defence barrister, Jonathan Coode, told a sentencing hearing today that the labourer from Hackney, London had been ‘persuaded’ by others to travel to Oxfordshire and commit the crime on March 6.

Speaking at Oxford Crown Court on Friday Mr Coodes said: “My client is 26-years-old.

“However, he’s an extremely naive 26-year-old with no previous convictions or cautions. “He was persuaded by a character in London to come down to Banbury to stand outside a block of flats saying ‘would you like any cocaine or heroin’.

“He was immediately spotted. The police had no difficulty in arresting him.”

Bayoh, of Broad Common Estate, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin and one count of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

He was convicted on March 7 at Oxford Magistrates Court.

Considering the case, Judge Pringle QC said: “He’s 26-years-old with no convictions or cautions. “To suddenly find himself dealing Class A drugs disturbs me a bit.”

Judge Pringle ordered the case to be adjourned until May 1 for a sentencing report to be prepared.

Bayoh was remanded in custody.