Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation

Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation

PUBLISHED:

20:51 GMT, 30 January 2013

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UPDATED:

06:58 GMT, 31 January 2013

Kristine Lord (left), pictured with her son Christopher, has been arrested

Kristine Lord (left), pictured with her son Christopher, has been arrested

A senior university business lecturer has been arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine.

Kristine Lord, 64, has also been suspended from teaching at Southampton Solent University following the arrest.

The senior lecturer in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity was arrested with four men, including her 36-year-old son Christopher.

All were arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with the intent to supply – Mrs Lord will answer bail on February 1.

A spokesman said: 'Kristine Lord has been suspended from her duties at the university pending the outcome of police inquiries and our own internal investigations.'

Hampshire Police shut down Mrs Lord's Victorian terraced property which she shared with her son.

The pair were evicted from their home in Southcliff Road, Southampton, after allegedly allowing it to become a base for doorstep deals.

Hampshire Police went to magistrates in Southampton to get an order to close down the house allegedly used as a drug den.

Mrs Lord said she was 'completely
shocked' at the allegations and claimed she had no idea that drug
dealing was happening in her home.

Southampton Solent University, which
currently sits 117th out of 120 in the university league tables,
confirmed Mrs Lord has been suspended.

On January 13, 2012, the senior lecturer applied for a individual voluntary arrangement to avoid bankruptcy.

The home that raided by police in Southcliff Road, Southampton, where Kristine Lord lived with her son

The home that raided by police in Southcliff Road, Southampton, where Kristine Lord lived with her son