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Police 'to review' Nigella Lawson's cocaine admission

Police are to review TV cook Nigella Lawson's admission that she took cocaine. The 53-year-old "Domestic Goddess" revealed during the fraud trial of her two former assistants that she took the class A drug twice.

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Former aide: Nigella 'told me to buy' cigarettes for kids

Questioned by prosecutor Jane Carpenter to explain a duty-free transaction for £69.71 in New York in June 2010, Elisabetta Grillo said: "It was cigarettes for the children. I bought them and Nigella allowed me to buy them.

"I don't remember how many packs. Nigella always told me to buy it."

Elisabetta Grillo, 41, gives evidence at Isleworth Crown Court in west London Credit: ITV News/Priscilla Coleman

Asked by Ms Carpenter: "What on earth did you think you were doing, buying cigarettes for underage children?"

Grillo said: "Well, if Nigella Lawson let the children smoke weed..."

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