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Ex-Co Op boss faces drugs charges

Disgraced former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers arrives to answer bail at Stainbeck Police Station, Leeds. Photo: PA Images

The former Co-Op bank boss and Methodist minister Paul Flowers has been charged with possession of drugs, including cocaine and crystal meth.

The Methodist minister, 63, was arrested by officers from West Yorkshire Police in the Liverpool area last year.

Flowers, dubbed by some in the media as the 'Crystal Methodist', stepped down as the Co-operative Bank's chairman last June amid claims of illegal drug use and inappropriate expenses payments.