Dagenham boxing champ arrested after drug bust

Dagenham boxing champion Kevin Mitchell has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis and a class A drug, it emerged today.

Police seized cannabis and a white powder when they executed a drug warrant in Whitebarn Lane, Dagenham, believed to be his mum’s address.

The ex-British title holder dubbed the Dagenham Destroyer and his mum Alice have been bailed pending analysis of the white powder.

Mitchell, 26, who is tipped as a future world champion, is to release a statement through his promoter Frank Warren later today.

A Met spokesman said: “On April 15, 2011, at 08.20am police executed a drugs warrant at an address in Whitebarn Lane, Dagenham.


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“A quantity of cannabis and white powder were found.

“A 51-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were arrested and subsequently released on bail until June 10, 2011, pending analysis of the substances seized and further investigation.”

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