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King's Lynn Town footballer to face crown court hearing on drug supply conspiracy charge




A King's Lynn Town footballer will appear before Norwich Crown Court later this month, accused of conspiring to supply a class A drug.

Police say Rory McAuley is currently on bail following an initial hearing before magistrates in Norwich last month.

His club announced earlier today that the defender had been suspended from all football activities with immediate effect.

Norwich Crown Court.. (9380028)
Norwich Crown Court.. (9380028)

In a statement issued this afternoon, Norfolk Police said a man had been arrested in Hethersett on the afternoon of May 13 when a car was stopped and found to "a large quantity of Class A drugs."

A second arrest was later made at a house in Norwich where further class A drugs were discovered.

McAuley, 31, of George Fox Way, Norwich, has been charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug and being in possession of criminal property.

Rory McAuley, seen here in action against Maidenhead United last month, left, has been suspended by King's Lynn Town
Rory McAuley, seen here in action against Maidenhead United last month, left, has been suspended by King's Lynn Town

He initially appeared before magistrates in the city on May 15, where he was conditionally bailed to Norwich Crown Court for a hearing on June 14.

Ismail Thompson, 29, of Harsnett Close, Norwich, will also appear at the crown court on June 14, having been bailed there by magistrates charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug.

Meanwhile, a third man, and three women, all in their 30s, who were also arrested in relation to the incidents, have been released under investigation pending further inquiries.



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