Nadine Coyle's home targeted by drugs gang
Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle’s house was targeted by a drugs gang searching for a safe house to stash cocaine, a court heard yesterday (January 16).
The gang acquired the keys to the flat in the exclusive development of Princess Manor Park, Friern Barnet in north London via a letting agent who thought Coyle had moved out. However the singer and her mother were in the lounge at the time of the break-in.
Members of Harrow Crown Court were told how Coyle confronted the men and told them to leave.
Prosecutor Nick Corsellis told the court: “As you may imagine, she asked what they were doing there and they replied that Mr Fisher had given them keys. She invited them to leave which they did.”
The members of the gang – Jason Anderson, Marc Fisher and Ewart Henry – denied conspiring to supply 42kg of cocaine in August 2005.
Another man, Bryan Miller, was also charged with conspiring to supply the drug, but was not before the court.
Corsellis said that Fisher had been recruited by the gang to find them a flat in the 30-acre development.
He said: “Some of the residents were famous, a good cover perhaps as it is not the sort of place where you expect to find a cache of drugs.”
During a police raid, which occurred shortly afterwards, officers watched as Miller and Anderson met Henry on the estate to hand over several kilograms of cocaine.
Officers recovered blocks of cocaine with a street value of £50,000, totalling 42kg, reports BBC NEWS.