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Grappenhall wife of drugs lord set to appeal sentence
Updated 3:28pm Tuesday 20th May 2014 in News
THE wife of a Grappenhall drugs lord has started the process to appeal her sentence.
Diane Brookhouse was found guilty of helping to run her husband Richard’s £12m cocaine ring and was sentenced to 14 years behind bars earlier this year.
A judicial office spokesman confirmed the 42-year-old, of Coronation Avenue, has lodged an application for permission to appeal.
He added: “The next stage is that this would be considered by a single judge on the papers and if he grants permission to appeal it would go ahead to a hearing.
“As yet no decision has been made.”
It is not yet known when the appeal will be before a judge.
During the trial the court heard Brookhouse had splashed cash on botox, fillers and a designer handbag while on benefits and played a ‘significant and necessary role’ in the drugs ring.
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