Independent Woman

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Date set for Tulisa cocaine trial...as she puts €5m mansion up for sale

Alex Diaz and Tim Moynihan, Press Association

Published 09/01/2014 | 10:41

  • Share
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 09: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at court as she faces drugs charges at Southwark Crown Court on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 09: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at court as she faces drugs charges at Southwark Crown Court on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19:  Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at The City of Westminster Magistrates Court on December 19, 2013 in London, England. Tulisa Contostavlos is to be charged with supplying class A drugs.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at The City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, England
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 09: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at court as she faces drugs charges at Southwark Crown Court on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 09: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at court as she faces drugs charges at Southwark Crown Court on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos will stand trial on a drugs charge the day after her 26th birthday, she was told today.

  • Share
  • Go To

She made her first appearance at London's Southwark Crown Court accused of brokering a cocaine deal and was told that her trial is expected to take place on July 14.

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

Dressed in a black jacket and skirt, she appeared alongside rapper Mike GLC, also known as Michael Coombs, 35, for a 10-minute preliminary hearing.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names and say that they understood the current timetable.

There will also be a case management hearing on March 27.

Meanwhile, the former X Factor judge has just put her plush mansion up for sale, despite having owned it for just 11 months.

ISLEWORTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Nigella Lawson arrives at Isleworth Crown Court on December 4, 2013 in Isleworth, England. Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, who worked as assistants to Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi, are accused of defrauding them of over 300,000 GBP.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
1. Nigella Lawson arrived at Isleworth Crown Court today looking stoic with coiffured hair and full make-up. Dressed head to toe in black she added a splash of colour with a leather shoulder bag.
2. Naomi Campbell is no stranger to the courtroom. Between 1998 and 2008, she was accused ten times of committing acts of violence against employees, associates, and, in one instance, police officers. Here she is strutting into a Manhattan Court in 2006 when she was charged with assault for throwing a Blackberry at her housekeeper, a charge which she plead guilty to.
10. Actress Winona Ryder scrubbed-up with a headband and Fendi handbag when she was found guilty of shoplifting in 2002.

The home, which has two acres of land, boasts an indoor pool high tech security system, 'garden room' gym, triple garage and five bedrooms.

Read More

Editors Choice

Also in this section