Dave Francis

Exposed: the major drug dealer who runs an anti-drug charity

The Guardian, June 4 1997

Local authorities are cutting off funding for an anti-drug charity which spends £3.5 million of public money each year, after allegations that one of its most prestigious projects has been taken over by a professional cocaine dealer.

Read the rest of this story >

Drugs, lies and reverse racism: the dangerous world of Dave Francis

The Guardian, June 4 1997
Promoting the book 'Dark Heart'

About a year ago, I started to spend time in crack houses in Nottingham. I had gone there to finish the research for a book about the underbelly of Britain and I was trying to trace the roots of the epidemic of crack abuse which had swept the black community there just as it had in cities across the country. And while I was there, I heard this very strange story about a man called Dave...

Read the rest of this story >

Dave Francis is convicted

The Guardian, March 2 2000

One of the biggest anti-drug agencies in the country was left reeling last night after a former manager admitted being in possession of half a kilo of heroin with intent to supply and was jailed for seven years.

Read the rest of this story >