Norfolk Police confirmed today that officers would investigate drug allegations surrounding former boxing world champion Herbie Hide.

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The 41-year-old, who lives in a mansion in Bawburgh, allegedly passed the phone number of undercover reporters posing as boxing promoters to a drug dealer who then offered the reporters cocaine.

The allegations were made in The Sun newspaper today following an investigation into match-fixing.

According to the newspaper Mr Hide also offered to rig a title fight for £1m.

Speaking to the Norwich Evening News this afternoon, the former boxer said he did want to comment on the drug allegations other than to say that he had never sold or taken drugs.

•For a full interview with Mr Hide see tomorrow’s Norwich Evening News.

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