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Tulisa Contostavlos' drugs trial collapses

Tulisa Contostavlos's trial for drugs allegations has collapsed at Southwark Crown Court.

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Tulisa punches the air as trial collapses

Tulisa Contostavlos punched the air with delight and hugged supporters after her trial was thrown out at Southwark Crown Court.

The former X Factor judge had been accused of brokering a cocaine deal with an undercover reporter, a charge she strongly denied throughout.

Tulisa Contostavlos hugged supporters after her trial collapsed. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The judge threw out the case after deciding there were "strong grounds" to believe that the undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood had "lied" at a pre-trial hearing.

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