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Former boyband star accused of supplying chemsex drugs

September 8, 2017

A gay former popstar stands accused of supplying drugs for chemsex parties.

Phil Creswick rose to fame as a member of British boy band Big Fun in the late 1980s, backed by legendary production trio Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

The 51-year-old had a string of top ten UK hits, including a cover of The Jackson’s Blame it on the Boogie and Can’t Shake The Feeling.

He has now appeared in court, alongside two other defendants, charged with supplying drugs common in chemsex parties.

The Sun reports that the ex-popstar was found with GHB, crystal meth and mephedrone at his flat in Clapham, south London.

He appeared at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court alongside Carl Milton and Robert Attrill, both 41, accused of dealing drugs on a ‘commercial’ scale.

Police unearthed the alleged drug supplying after they noticed “large quantities” of money moving between each of their bank accounts.

GHB, or ‘G’ as it is more commonly known, is commonly used in chemsex parties to increase sexual desire, and is very easy to overdose on.

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Charities have warned of a stark increase in the use of the drug in recent years, in part fuelled by the ease of arranging such parties on dating apps.

According to the book Europe’s Stars of 80s Dance Pop, Creswick got into pop after replying to an ad in Gay Times magazine.

Renowned music producer Ian Levine picked up the jobbing singer, after he won a place in the band Seventh Avenue, before he left to form Big Fun.

Though he is openly gay now, the book claims Creswick was advised to hide his sexuality while performing with Big Fun.

He has worked as a painter and decorator since his pop days ended.

The three men were all bailed to next appear at Inner London Crown Court on 3 October for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

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