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'No further action' to be taken into Nigella Lawson's admission of drug use

During the trial of two of her former assistants, the celebrity chef admitted to previously using cocaine.

Nigella Lawson arriving at Isleworth Crown Court in west London.
Nigella Lawson arriving at Isleworth Crown Court in west London.
Image: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE METROPOLITAN POLICE have confirmed this afternoon that no further action will be taken into admissions of drug by celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.

Lawson admitted during the trial of her two former assistants that she took cocaine with her late husband John Diamond.

It had previously been speculated that Lawson would face a drug probe following the admission.

imageIn a statement, Metropolitan Police said that a specialist team had concluded that no further action would be taken.

Factors included “the need for police action to be proportionate” and whether it would be in the public interest.

Both assistants, Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, were found not guilty of fraud in a trial overshadowed by revelations about the domestic life of Lawson and former husband Charles Saatchi.

Read: Former assistants of Nigella Lawson acquitted of fraud >

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