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Michael Barrymore charged after car crash

Michael Barrymore
Image caption Michael Barrymore rose to prominence as a TV entertainer in the 1980s

Entertainer Michael Barrymore has been charged with possession of cocaine and being drunk and disorderly following a car crash, according to police.

Mr Barrymore, 59, was held at 0430 on Tuesday after a Citroen DS3 hit a kerb in Acton, west London.

The entertainer, who was arrested with another man, is due to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court on 7 December.

Mr Barrymore, born Michael Parker, was held after officers on routine patrol discovered the crash scene.

This was at a junction of The Vale and Dordrecht Road.

The two men have been bailed pending further inquiries.