Herbie Hide drugs charges trial

The trial of former boxing world champion Herbie Hide, who is accused of drugs offences, is set to begin.

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Former boxer warned he faces prison sentence

The former world heavyweight boxing champion Herbie Hide has been warned he faces jail, after pleading guilty to a drugs charge.

The 42-year-old, from Bawburgh near Norwich, was arrested earlier this year after being caught up in a sting organised by a tabloid newspaper.

Today, the former boxer changed his plea from not guilty to guilty at the start of his trial at Norwich Crown Court.

The judge warned him he faced two years in prison.

Malcolm Robertson reports.

Herbie Hide pleads guilty to drugs charge

Herbie Hide, former boxing world champion. Credit: PA images.

Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine at the start of a trial at Norwich Crown Court.

The 42-year-old, who lives at Bawburgh, near Norwich, had previously denied the charges.

He has been released on bail.

Hide will be sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on November 29.

Until then, he will have to report daily to Norwich police station.


Jury in Herbie Hide case to be sworn in

The jury in the trial of former boxing world champion Herbie Hide is due to be sworn in tomorrow morning.

The former sportsman, 42, is charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

The trial is expected to begin at Norwich Crown Court tomorrow.

A second defendant, Ben Sharman, 22, of Howe Lane, Poringland, Norfolk, denies supplying cocaine to Hide.


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