A DRUG dealer laughed as he filmed a 13-year-old boy after he had just given him cocaine.

Rahman Hassan, 30, of no fixed abode, admitted being a drug dealer alongside Maureen Doyle, 59, of Broomfields Court, Basildon.

At a Basildon Crown Court sentencing hearing, the court was shown shocking footage from Hassan’s phone showing a 13-year-old boy waving a knife around.

Hassan could be heard laughing hysterically while bragging about giving the boy “a bump”.

The case came to light after Essex Police executed a warrant at Doyle’s address in October last year.

In the home, officers found a large quantity of drugs and cash as well as Hassan, Doyle and the 13-year-old boy.

Prosecuting, Allan Compton, told the court Hassan worked as part of a drug gang from London and had based himself in Doyle’s address after identifying her as a known and vulnerable drug user whose home he could take over in the town.

Mr Compton said: “Often gangs from London will place people in other towns, identifying and exploiting local drug users in a practice known as cuckooing.”

He added that during the raid, the boy had attempted to dispose of drugs on a neighbouring balcony but they were later recovered. Mr Compton said: “A search was undertaken and drugs of different types were found in numerous locations. A knife was also found in one of the sofas and two phone were also found.”

Hassan and Doyle were arrested and each charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs which they admitted.

In total, police seized 51 wraps of heroin and 79 wraps of crack cocaine worth £1,310.

The boy was not prosecuted after the National Crime Agency determined he had been exploited by the drug gang.

The court heard he was being used a drug runner and that both Doyle and Hassan were responsible for his involvement.

The hearing, heard by judge Samantha Leigh, was adjourned until June 3.

A Newton hearing, which determines the level of a defendant’s involvement when a guilty plea is made, will take place before the pair can be sentenced.