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Tulisa newspaper drugs sting upsets incarcerated champion Herbie Hide

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Former world heavyweight champion Herbie Hide, who was jailed in November last year for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs following a sting operation by disgraced Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood, discussed life behind bars with Peter Walsh of the Norwich Evening News.

Read the full interview on Norwich Evening News

Hide said: “If that’s prison I’ve been in prison all my life anyway. I’ve been in prison from the first time I stepped into England.

"It’s exactly how boarding school is and exactly how boxing training is - you get up, go to the gym, get on with training and go to sleep. It’s no different apart from you’re not getting a few hundred thousand after it.

“I had people writing to me from Liverpool - I’ve got a lot of fans in Liverpool - who I didn’t know, who hate The Sun, older ladies and people who burnt The Sun writing to support me.

Herbie on Tulisa

Hide is apparently to appeal his conviction for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs after the collapse of the trial of former X Factor Judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

The case against Contostavlos was thrown out after Judge Alistair McCreath told Southwark Crown Court he thought prosecution witness Mazher Mahmood had told lies before the hearing began.

Hide added: “I do feel sorry for her because the same guy did it. I felt so sorry for her because I know how they did it.

“Everyone there knew who I was (in prison. Frank Bruno called me and asked how I got on in prison. He said: 'Did they thump you up?' He was laughing at me. People think you get thumped up, but what prisoner would want to mess with me?”

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