Former Co-op Bank boss pleads guilty to drugs possession

Former Co-operative Bank boss Paul Flowers today pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates' Court to drugs possession.

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Former Co-op boss arrives early in court for drug case

Disgraced former Co-operative Bank boss Paul Flowers has arrived in court to face drug possession charges.

The minister, suspended by the Methodist Church and Labour Party, arrived early for court and was forced to stand on the street for five minutes surrounded by photographers and TV cameras.

Paul Flowers arriving in court surrounded by press pack "vultures" and minders. Credit: PA

He called the group of journalists scrambled around him "vultures" and said:

"Don't ask me any questions because I won't give any answers."

Flowers, 63, stepped down as the Co-op Bank's chairman in June amid claims of illegal drug use and inappropriate expenses payments.

Ex-Co-op boss Paul Flowers in court on drugs charges

Former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers is due to appear in court today charged with possessing drugs including cocaine and crystal meth.

The minister is set to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court following his arrest in the Liverpool area last year.

Former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court later today. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Flowers, 63, stepped down as the Co-operative Bank's chairman in June amid claims of illegal drug use and inappropriate expenses payments.

He was also suspended by both the Methodist Church and the Labour Party.

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