Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle had a gang hoping to store drugs in a safe house enter her apartment, a court heard today.

Prosecutors said that the four men were given keys to the exclusive property in Barnet, north London, and let themselves in, thinking it was empty.

But the 21-year-old singer, who is dating Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe, and her mother were inside the flat relaxing in the lounge.

"As you may imagine she asked what they were doing there and they replied that [letting agent] Mr Fisher had given them the keys," prosecutor Nick Corsellis told Harrow crown court.

"She then invited them to leave which they did."

He added that Mr Fisher had been recruited by the gang to be an accomplice and help them find a property.

The men involved were eventually caught by police shortly after their attempt to use Nadine's apartment as they met to hand over drugs.

James Anderson, Marc Fisher and Ewart Henry deny conspiring to supply 42kg of cocaine in August 24 2005.

The trial continues.

16/01/2007 16:22:28