Tulisa’s PA Gareth Varey arrested on suspicion of cocaine supply

The troubled singer's assistant (right) was questioned by police in connection with an ongoing investigation

Tulisa Contostavlos’s trusted personal assistant Gareth Varey has been arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine

He was also arrested for the possession of cannabis.

The 28-year-old was questioned by police at a Central London police station at 3.45pm yesterday, before he travelled back to the north London home he shares with the singer.

“Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in Barnet on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of cannabis,” Scotland Yard said in a statement.

The police went on to confirm that his questioning was part of an ongoing investigation.

The arrest is the latest in a string of legal troubles plaguing Contostavlos’s friends and family.


Last week, her cousin Dappy Contostavlos was arrested and charged with assault after a fight outside a nightclub in Essex.

Contostavlos herself appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on assault charges after she was accused of attacking a celebrity blogger at V Festival, Chelmsford in 2013.

The X Factor judge made her first appearance at Southwark crown court in London accused of brokering a £860 cocaine deal in January.

Her trial is expected to take place on 14 July – the day after her 26th birthday.

Contostavlos has pleaded not guilty to all charges.