Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Hearts player Ian Black faces trial on cocaine charge

Heart of Midlothian midfielder Ian Black is to stand trial accused of possessing cocaine in Edinburgh.

The 26-year-old's solicitor told Edinburgh Sheriff Court that the footballer intended to plead not guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that Black, of Tranent in East Lothian, had the class A drug with him at Lava and Ignite in the Tollcross area of the city on 16 May.

A trial date has been set for 18 October.

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