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Ex-footballer Marcus Bent admits possessing cocaine

Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent has admitted possessing cocaine.

Bent, 37, appeared at Guildford Crown Court today facing four charges stemming from an incident on September 13.

Wearing a navy suit, tie and white shirt, he denied charges of affray and possessing bladed articles, namely a meat cleaver and kitchen knife.

But the ex-Everton, Ipswich and Charlton striker entered a plea of guilty to one count of possessing a class A drug - cocaine.

Judge Roger Climie adjourned the case until January 13.

Bent, from Esher, Surrey, was released on unconditional bail.

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