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Rollers star held in drugs probe
Les McKeown
Les McKeown shot to fame with hits like Bye Bye Baby
The lead singer of the 70s pop group the Bay City Rollers has been arrested as part of a major drugs operation.

Les McKeown, 49, was detained by police in Dalston, east London, on Wednesday on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and possessing a Class A drug.

It follows the arrest of former Rollers guitarist Pat McGlynn, 47, from Edinburgh, and three others last month.

They were arrested in the car park of an Essex Hotel by officers from the Met's Middle Market Drugs Project.

Two addresses in London and two in Edinburgh were also searched as part of the operation.

Singer bailed

The singer, who shot to fame with hits such as Bye Bye Baby and Shang-A-Lang, was bailed to return to an east London police station in July.

Mr McGlynn and the three others have been charged with supplying cocaine. They appeared at Harlow Magistrates' Court last month.

The other three men charged were Jason Abbott, 33, an engineer of Barkingside, east London; Raymond Burt 47, an auctioneer, of Limehouse, east London; and Alistair Murray, 36, a senior financial systems analyst, of Somerset Place, Edinburgh.

Mr Burt was also charged with possessing amphetamine.

The Middle Market Drugs Project was set up in November to tackle the supply of Class A drugs.




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