A DRUGS chauffeur must pay back £8,000 after a conspiracy which resulted in a Worcester police officer being badly injured.

More than two years after he was first jailed, former Worcester taxi driver Shakur Hussain had just £8,061confiscated.

Appearing at Worcester Crown Court on Friday, Hussain of Compton Road was warned that if does not pay within three months he faces three months in jail in default. After much legal wrangling over several court appearances, the 40-year-old's benefit figure was identified as £10,588. So far only £20 has been seized towards that amount. Prosecutors had initially argued that he benefited from the conspiracy to the tune of £65,066.

Hussain was ordered to pay £3,000 costs and a victim surcharge. A city officer was injured in the line of duty as the conspiracy came to a dramatic conclusion in Worcester when he was run over by the getaway car, driven by a co-defendant of Hussain.

Hussain was jailed for four years in July 2018, convicted by a jury of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin. He ferried around drugs kingpin Asgar Khalfe and paid out thousands of pounds for apartments at Birmingham hotel City Nites so the rooms could be used as a crack factory. Yet he claimed he made 'zero' cash and had resisted attempts to claw back the money prosecutors say he made peddling class A drugs. Officers swooped on Hussain’s taxi in Loves Grove in Worcester, near the city’s police station, on October 16, 2017. Inside the taxi was £1,890 of criminal cash and Hussain’s boss, Khalfe, described by the prosecutor as a ‘kingpin’ who used Hussain as cover to ‘stay under the radar’.

Hussain's arrest happened the same day a Worcester police officer was mown down by co-conspirator Christopher Franklin, then aged 35, during a failed getaway.