Singer agrees to community service

Bobby Brown has escaped a jail term after his arrest for possession of cocaine last year.

The American singer was searched after a disturbance in Brockton, Massachusetts, and police found a small amount of the drug on him.

Prosecutors wanted to press charges, but the magistrate ruled there was ‘no probable cause for a criminal complaint’.

Instead, the judge recommended voluntary work for Bobby, 39. He’s set to spend a year working as a mentor to children and young adults in his home town of Boston.

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Alison Adey