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Pop singer George Michael was warned he faced jail today after he admitted crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of cannabis.

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The singer George Michael has been charged with the possession of cannabis.

George Michael faces drugs charges

Singer George Michael was today charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he smashed his car into a high street shop.

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