AN alleged drug dealer drove a car at a police officer as he tried to get away during a sting operation, a court heard.

The uniformed officer was forced to cling to the bonnet as Omar Gul tried to flee an address at Roman Way, Bicester, on the morning of June 27 last year, prosecutors said at the start of his trial yesterday.

The 30-year old of Great Central Avenue, Ruislip, West London, denies two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs - cocaine and heroin.

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He has already admitted dangerous driving in relation to the alleged escape.

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Roman Way, Bicester. Picture: Google Maps

Outlining the case against him at Oxford Crown Court yesterday prosecutor Daniel Fugallo told the jury panel of six men and six women that officers were observing the terraced house in connection with a drug dealing investigation that day.

He said that Gul was spotted in a Ford Focus shortly after 10am arriving at the address and when he left about 15 minutes later he was seen to have a 'bulge' in his pocket, which prosecutors say was wads of bank notes.

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It was then, the court heard, that nearby police officers swooped in to try and arrest Gul.

Mr Fugallo went on: "He was approached by uniformed officers who told him to stop. He didn't stop.

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Roman Way, Bicester. Picture: Google Maps

"He ran to his car and started his engine despite the fact police officers were at the side of the door banging on his car with batons.

"He set off even though there was a police officer directly in front of his car who, to avoid being hit, had to throw himself on to the bonnet of the car while Gul sped off."

The officer managed to slide off the car, jurors were told, and Gul was later captured, before police found cash nearby totalling about £3,500, which prosecutors said was thrown away by Gul during his escape attempt.

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The householder at that home, the court heard, Dominic Daly-Vint, has already admitted dealing drugs from the property.

Detailing the connection between them Mr Fugallo told jurors: "[Gul] played a role in supplying Daly-Vint, travelling up from the London area, supplying him with the class A drugs.

"And Daly-Vint would then sell on either to drug users or to street dealers who would then go on to the streets and sell drugs to users."

At police interview, the court heard, Gul claimed that he had come up from London to Bicester in order to visit a woman and said that he had only sped off in the car out of 'panic'.

Gul denies any involvement in the drug dealing and the trial - expected to last two days - continues.