A TRAIN passenger who was stopped by the British Transport Police because he was carrying Class A substances has admitted three charges of drugs possession.

Paul Clarkson, of Wildeve Avenue, Colchester, appeared in court on Wednesday, November 1, where he admitted having 30g of crack cocaine and an unspecified amount of heroin at Stratford Railway Station in April of this year.

The 48-year-old also admitted failing to surrender to custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court after he was initially released on bail.

Court papers show the British Transport Police stopped Clarkson at Stratford train station on Wednesday, April 12 where he was found with the illegal drugs.

Clarkson had been due to attend Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, April 27 but failed to show up, meaning he was charged with a third offence of failing to surrender to custody.

At the start of this month, Clarkson was sentenced to several fines by officials at Colchester Magistrates' Court.

Clarkson was fined £932 for possession of crack cocaine, £120 for possession of heroine, and £80 for failing to surrender to custody.

The overall fine for Clarkson amounted to £1,052.