Guilty students face uni ban

PUBLISHED: 09:21 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 22:28 26 October 2009

STUDENTS who break the law face being chucked out of university. That was the warning from University of Hertfordshire bosses after a student was jailed for drug dealing. Mohamed Haji, 19, a first-year student at the Hatfield-based uni, was supplying the

STUDENTS who break the law face being chucked out of university.

That was the warning from University of Hertfordshire bosses after a student was jailed for drug dealing.

Mohamed Haji, 19, a first-year student at the Hatfield-based uni, was supplying the drug to others as a small-time dealer.

Police recovered scales in his room on campus and when they examined his mobile phone it was clear he had been receiving text messages from people wanting the drug.

At St Albans Crown Court on Thursday, Haji, of Lawrence Avenue, Letchworth, was jailed for four months.

Haji, who was studying for a degree in business studies, had earlier been found guilty of possessing 192 grams of cannabis with intent to supply.

A university spokeswoman this week told the WHT: "We do not tolerate any sort of illegal activity at all on campus.

"After his arrest we conducted our own disciplinary investigation, but soon after these commenced Mohamed voluntarily withdrew from his course.

"He is no longer a student at the University of Hertfordshire."

She added: "We take anything like this seriously and will not hesitate to take disciplinary action.

"University staff and police will work together to act quickly to stamp out any illegal activity on campus.

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