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Boxer Herbie Hide quizzed by police as man is arrested in Norfolk drugs probe

18:56 27 February 2013

Herbie Hide was questioned by detectives in Wymondham today.

Herbie Hide was questioned by detectives in Wymondham today.

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Herbie Hide was quizzed by police today investigating the supply of Class A drugs.

Mr Hide voluntarily attended Wymondham Police Investigation Centre (PIC) with his solicitor this afternoon.

It follows an undercover investigation by The Sun newspaper in which the 41-year-old allegedly offered to rig a boxing fight and passed a reporter’s phone number onto a man who then set-up a £400 cocaine deal with them.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesperson confirmed: “A 21-year-old man was arrested at an address in Norfolk last night on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

“He was interviewed today at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre (PIC) and released on bail pending further enquiries.

“Meanwhile, a 41-year-old man voluntarily attended Wymondham Police Investigation Centre this afternoon with his solicitor and was questioned by detectives in connection with the supply of illegal drugs.

“Enquiries continue and a file will be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service in due course.”

Mr Hide claimed he was set-up and had never rigged fights or supplied drugs.

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