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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Former X Factor judge Tulisa arrives for trial over 'drug deal'

Published 14/07/2014|12:00

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Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, where she was due to go on trial accused of being concerned in brokering a drug deal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 14, 2014. The former N-Dubz star, of Friern Barnet, north London, is charged with helping an undercover reporter to obtain 0.5oz (13.9g) of the Class A drug for £860. See PA story COURTS Tulisa. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, where she was due to go on trial accused of being concerned in brokering a drug deal. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

FORMER X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has denied 'being concerned' in brokering a drug deal as she stood before court today.

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Her plea came as another defendant, Michael Coombs also known as rapper Mike GLC, pleaded guilty before Southwark Crown Court to supply cocaine to an undercover reporter from the Sun on Sunday.

Tulisa (25) arrived at the court this morning half an hour before the trial was due to begin.

She wore a smart floral dress and did not make any comment.

The 'We Are Young' singer is accused of "being concerned in brokering a drug deal".

The former N-Dubz star, of Friern Barnet, is charged with helping an undercover reporter to obtain 0.5oz (13.9g) of the Class A drug for £860.

The 25-year-old is being tried at Southwark Crown Court in south London alongside co-defendant Michael Coombs, 35, of Enfield, north London, also known as rapper Mike GLC.

Contostavlos is claimed to have told the Sun on Sunday's undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood, dubbed the ''fake sheikh'', that she could arrange for him to buy cocaine from Coombs.

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