Saturday Kitchen star Rachel Allen’s son arrested in £27k drugs bust

Saturday Kitchen star Rachel Allen’s 18-year-old son is arrested in £27,000 drugs bust

Saturday Kitchen star Rachel Allen’s 18-year-old son is arrested in £27,000 drugs bust – as TV chef speaks of her family’s ‘absolute devastation’

  • Rachel Allen, 46, said she is ‘devastated’ over arrest of 18-year-old son Joshua
  • Garda raided home in Shanagarry, County Cork, and seized the illegal drugs
  • Officers found 1.5kg of suspected herbal cannabis during raid on August 30

Saturday Kitchen star Rachel Allen has spoken of her ‘devastation’ after her son Joshua was arrested in a £27,000 drugs raid.

The 46-year-old Irish celebrity chef has said that her son, who has ‘never been in trouble with the Gardaí’, has made a ‘huge mistake’

Joshua, 18, was arrested by gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau during a raid on a home in County Cork, reports the Irish Mirror.

The mother-of-three said in a statement: ‘We are making a statement in response to, and hopefully to alleviate, the frenzy of enquiry and speculation on going in relation to our son Joshua.

‘He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs (marijuana) with intent to supply them to others.

Saturday Kitchen star Rachel Allen has spoken of her ‘devastation’ after her son Joshua was arrested in a £27,000 drugs raid

Joshua, 18, was arrested by gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau during a raid on a home in Shanagarry, County Cork, on August 30. Pictured: Mrs Allen and her son Joshua, aged 14


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‘He has admitted his guilt immediately and co-operated fully with the Gardaí.

‘A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions and when formally charged Joshua will be pleading guilty at the first opportunity. ‘We are absolutely devastated at this turn of events.

‘Our son is eighteen years old, has never been in trouble with the Gardaí, and has made a huge mistake, which will have profound consequences for him.

‘We do not in any way condone his actions, in fact, we utterly condemn them, but it is not for us to condemn him.

‘We must now try to look after our son and our family, the best way we can.

‘We would ask that the legal process would be allowed to proceed to deal with this matter, without interference, and that we would be allowed to deal with this, like any other parents, in a similar position.’

A garda spokeswoman told the Irish Mirror that Revenue Customs Officers seized approximately €30,000 of suspected herbal cannabis in the Shanagarry area of East Cork on August 30.

Officers seized around 1.5kg of the drug during the raid.

The mother-of-three said in a statement: ‘Our son is eighteen years old, has never been in trouble with the Gardaí, and has made a huge mistake, which will have profound consequences for him’

She added: ‘We do not in any way condone his actions, in fact, we utterly condemn them, but it is not for us to condemn him’

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