The boyfriend of Love Island star Shaughna Phillips has been arrested and charged with a drug offence.
Phillips, 28, is currently pregnant and expecting her first child with long-term boyfriend Billy Webb.
It has since been reported that Webb, 29, was arrested earlier in January and the Metropolitan Police has confirmed to Metro.co.uk that he was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said: ‘On Friday 20th January, officers arrested a male on Kentish Town Road NW5 after recovering a quantity of Class A drugs.
‘A search of a nearby address led to further Class A drugs being recovered, including Cocaine and MDMA.
‘Billy Webb was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs on 21 January.
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‘William Bowen was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug on 21 January.’
They added: ‘Webb was remanded at court to appear at Southwark Crown Court on an unspecified date. Bowen was bailed at court to appear at Southwark Crown Court on an unspecified date.’
A rep for Phillips told us that the reality star is unaware of the offences and is focusing on preparing to welcome her baby.
‘Shaughna had absolutely no knowledge of any activity involving the allegations against Billy,’ they said in a statement.
‘Despite being in a long term relationship with the defendant, Shaughna has no links with the address in question, and will be openly assisting the police with their enquiries.
‘We kindly ask the public to be mindful of the imminent birth of Shaughna’s baby and allow her some privacy during this difficult and stressful time.’
Phillips, who appeared on ITV2’s dating series Love Island in 2020, announced she was set to become a mum in October.
In a social media post, she revealed the moment she told her family and friends the joyful news as well as a shot of the positive pregnancy test.
At the end of the clip, Phillips teased that her baby was due in March 2023.
She had kept her romance with Webb private and only teased their relationship a few months before the pregnancy announcement, sharing on the So This Is Adulting podcast: ‘I’ve been dating someone who is also a surrogate dad to my fur babies.’
Phillips has been bombarded with questions around why she has chosen to keep her relationship out of the spotlight.
In an Instagram Q&A in December, she explained: ‘It’s my boyfriend’s personal choice to not be posted on my social media so I respect it.
‘Whether he changes his mind in the future I don’t know but for now, he would rather not and that’s okay with me.
‘He doesn’t have any social media at all, I guess I make up for the both of us.’
She also confirmed what they plan on naming their baby, adding: ‘Baby will be named after his dad if it’s a boy, so will be Billy.
‘We’re keeping the girls name a secret but it’s not a sentimental name, just a name we both love.’
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