(2009) New Labour M.P. Patricia Hewitt -SON FINED FOR COCAINE

Nicholas Hewitt Birtles, the son of former health secretary Patricia Hewitt, has been fined £250 after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine.

The 21 year-old apologised through his solicitor to his family and said he was ”deeply distressed” about the consequences of his actions for them.

He was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Birtles, a retail sales representative, was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car in Camden Square in north London when it was approached by police on September 19, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court heard.

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