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Friday, May 7, 1999 Published at 22:11 GMT 23:11 UK


DJ Walker on drugs charge

The BBC Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker has been charged with drug offences, police in London said.

[ image: Walker: Suspended earlier from his job at the BBC]
Walker: Suspended earlier from his job at the BBC
The 54-year-old broadcaster, of Delaware Road, Maida Vale, west London, will appear at Horseferry Road magistrates court on 4 June, according to Scotland Yard.

He is charged with possession of 0.11gm of cocaine and supplying 0.11gm of cocaine.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on 12 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

Walker was suspended from his job at the BBC after the allegations first emerged.

The DJ, who hosts an early evening weekday show, was the focus of an investigation carried out by reporters from the News of the World.

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