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UK police say no further action against Nigella Lawson for drug-taking

Published on Jan 27, 2014 9:49 PM
 
British television chef Nigella Lawson arrives at Isleworth Crown Court in west London, as she prepares to give evidence in a case in which her two personal assistants and are accused of defrauding her and former husband Charles Saatchi, on Dec 4, 2013. British police said on Monday that they would take no further action against television chef Nigella Lawson after she admitted in court to drug-taking. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British police said on Monday that they would take no further action against television chef Nigella Lawson after she admitted in court to drug-taking.

Scotland Yard said in a statement that pursuing Lawson risked deterring future witnesses from being candid in court due to the fear of prosecution.

Claims that Lawson was a habitual cocaine and cannabis user emerged during the trial of two personal assistants who were cleared last month of defrauding Lawson and her ex-husband, the wealthy art collector Charles Saatchi.

Appearing as a witness, Lawson, 54, insisted she was not addicted to drugs but had used cocaine and cannabis occasionally in the past.

 
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