A British drug dealer has 22 children from 11 women. But the number of times he had been convicted by court far outnumbers his children, reaching 31 times.
Raymond Hill, 58, was last convicted last year but the judge gave him an 18-month jail sentence that was suspended for two years to allow him to look after a new baby.
Hull, who lives in the northwestern English town of Springkel, said he was 16 years old when he got his first baby and that he thought it was just a “one-off.
“I’ve only been married once. I’ve got five kids with one woman, three with another, three with another, and three with another.....I’ve got two kids with one woman and little Barry with Emma. The others were just one each with different women, he told the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Star.
“I was 16 when I had my first child. At first it was a one-off. Then it was a kid every year.
It’s just my luck that every time I have a one-night stand the girl ends up getting pregnant. I love the kids though and if they want me involved in their lives I’ll get involved. I see 14 of my kids who know I’m their dad all the time.”
Hull said he picked up a back injury running around after his vast brood, adding that his condition meant he has not had a job for more than10 years and had to rely on state handouts to support his family.
Hull, who has 31 previous convictions dating back 40 years, was caught with cannabis worth £350 (Dh2,100) when police raided his home.
He insisted to police the drugs were for his own use to ease his back pain. But the paper that on his mobile phone officers found a text telling a customer there would be a delay in supplying their drugs due to the birth of another son. Hull also told court that the £1,000 (Dh6,000) police found in his pocket was from selling a campervan.
“But Judge Paul Batty dismissed his account as a cock and bull story...he gave Hull an 18-month jail sentence suspended for two years after he admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply....the judge spared him immediate custody so he can help current girlfriend Emma look after their seven-month-old baby Barry,” the paper said.
Hull insisted his bad back was the price he paid for being a caring dad. “I’ve got a bad back so I can’t work. It must be from running round after all these kids all these years.”
Emma, who works in a bakery, told the paper: “He doesn’t have a lavish lifestyle. He puts everything back into the kids.”