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Love Island star Jack Fincham appeared in court today to deny driving while high on cocaine and Valium.

The 29-year-old was stopped by police driving his £30,000 Mercedes around a mile from his home in Swanley, Kent, Sevenoaks Magistrates Court heard. 

Prosecutors claim Fincham was found to have 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine — a by-product of cocaine — per litre of blood. The limit is 50 micrograms.

They say he also had 632 micrograms of diazepam – the chemical name for the sedative valium – per litre of blood when the limit is 550.  

Jack Fincham - seen arriving at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court this morning with his stepfather, Fraser McManus - was spotted by police in his £30,000 Mercedes near his home in Swanley

Jack Fincham - seen arriving at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court this morning with his stepfather, Fraser McManus - was spotted by police in his £30,000 Mercedes near his home in Swanley

Jack Fincham – seen arriving at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court this morning with his stepfather, Fraser McManus – was spotted by police in his £30,000 Mercedes near his home in Swanley

Fincham was seen arriving at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court today with his stepfather, Fraser McManus, who came to support him.

The celebrity, who arrived at at court just after noon, had to wait until 2.45pm for his case to be heard. 

His two-year-old white Mercedes C200 AMG was stopped on the B2173 on January 4, according to the charge sheet.

He has been charged with two counts of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.

Fincham, wearing a black t-shirt and khaki chinos, pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Explaining the offences, prosecuting Pietro Matarazzo said: ‘Police have stopped Mr Fincham. They have done a roadside drug test. They have analysed the swab which has come back with these readings.’

He said police officers could give evidence by live link if called in a trial which could last a day and a half.

The prosecutor said body worn camera footage may be presented as evidence.

Defending Connor Johnstone said: ‘Mr Fincham denies any cocaine consumption.’

He said Fincham, attending court by postal requisition, would be called as a witness to give evidence himself.

An expert witness may also give evidence for the defence to comment on the length of time it took for a preliminary test result to be returned.

Chairwoman of the bench Louise Bright gave both parties 28 days to submit further evidence.

Fincham, from Swanley, Kent who gave a thumbs up to the chief magistrate before leaving the dock shortly after 3pm, was granted unconditional bail to appear at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court at 10am on December 9.

Ms Bright said: ‘As I understand this will go to a district judge.’

The reality personality this week split from his Towie girlfriend, Frankie Sims

The reality personality this week split from his Towie girlfriend, Frankie Sims

The reality personality this week split from his Towie girlfriend, Frankie Sims

The reality star split from his Towie girlfriend, Frankie Sims, earlier this week. 

It was revealed on Friday that the celebrity couple, who started dating in April, were said to have parted ways after falling out.

Insiders told OK!: ‘Jack and Frankie have split. They’ve had a couple of rows and have unfollowed each other on Instagram.’

News of the break-up comes a day after Mr Fincham’s ex and fellow Love Island victor Dani Dyer was left heartbroken when she split from her partner Sammy Kimmence after he was sentenced to three years in prison for a £34k fraud on Wednesday.

In May, Jack and Frankie confirmed their romance, sharing romantic snaps after being spotted passionately embracing after a night out. 

Prosecutors claim he was found to have 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine — a by-product of cocaine — in his blood, as well as 632mg of sedative valium

Prosecutors claim he was found to have 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine — a by-product of cocaine — in his blood, as well as 632mg of sedative valium

Prosecutors claim he was found to have 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine — a by-product of cocaine — in his blood, as well as 632mg of sedative valium

They later shared a photograph from their first ever date, on April 11 at Jin Bo Law Skybar in London. 

When their romance went public, there were concerns Ms Sims’ feud with her love rival Chloe Brockett, 20, would reignite as it was rumoured at the time that she had been dating Jack in recent months.

However Ms Brockett insisted that she’s completely fine with her nemesis Ms Sims and her ex striking up a romance, when she took to Instagram to reassure fans there are ‘no bad feelings’ and to wish the new couple ‘all the best’.

Source: Daily Mail

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