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Tulisa drugs trial begins

By | Published on Tuesday 15 July 2014


Tulisa Contostavlos’s trial on charges to supplying Class A drugs to an undercover Sun journalist began yesterday with her co-defendant Michael Coombes pleading guilty to charges against him.

As previously reported, Contostavlos is accused of setting up a drug deal between Coombes, aka rapper Mike GLC, and The Sun’s ‘fake sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood in May last year.

The singer denies her alleged part in the deal, though Coombes admitted at Southwark Crown Court yesterday to supplying half an ounce of cocaine for £860. He will be sentenced at the end of the trial and will remain free on bail until then.

The other incident of note yesterday came when Tulisa got a nosebleed in the dock, which some people were suggesting was ironic, given the circumstances of the case. Such suggestions didn’t occur in court though, I should probably stress. That’s just social media talk. The proceedings were adjourned while she recovered.

As the case against Tulisa herself continues today, a jury was due to be sworn in this morning, ahead of the prosecution’s opening statements.