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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.
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.
The jury in the trial of former boxing world champion Herbie Hide has been sworn in at Norwich Crown Court.
The 42-year-old, who lives in Bawburgh, is charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
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.
Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide has arrived at court this morning where he is due to go on trial over alleged drugs offences.
The 41-year-old, from Bawburgh, near Norwich, is charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.
He has previously denied the allegations.
Hide arrived at Norwich Crown Court earlier today.
The trial of a former world boxing champion accused of drugs offences, is due to start today. Herbie Hide, who's 41 and from Bawburgh near Norwich, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing. His trial will take place at Norwich Crown Court.