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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 11:34 GMT 12:34 UK
Rollers star faces drugs charge
Les McKeown
Les McKeown shot to fame with hits like Bye Bye Baby
The lead singer of the 1970s pop group the Bay City Rollers has appeared in court charged with drugs offences.

Les McKeown, 49, of Hackney, east London, is accused of conspiring with four other people, including the band's drummer Pat McGlynn, to supply cocaine.

Mr McKeown was bailed by Harlow magistrates to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 30 August.

He was arrested in Dalston, east London, in June as part of a major police operation.

Mr McGlynn, 47, from Edinburgh, and three others were arrested in the car park of an Essex Hotel in May and charged with supplying cocaine.

Jason Abbott, 33, of Barkingside, east London, Raymond Burt, 47, of Limehouse, east London, and Alistair Murray, 36, of Somerset Place, Edinburgh, are due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 10 October.

The Bay City Rollers shot to fame with hits such as Bye Bye Baby and Shang-A-Lang in the 1970s.

Edinburgh Evening News Former Roller given bail for drugs charge - 4 hrs ago
The Scotsman Bay City Rollers star McKeown in court over 'cocaine plot' - 14 hrs ago
Townsville Bulletin Pop star bailed on drug charges - 24 hrs ago
The Sun Roller Les's cocaine rap - 38 hrs ago
Reuters Bay City Roller McKeown in court on drugs charge - 46 hrs ago
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