THE son of an alleged drugs 'puppet master' has admitted selling cocaine in small street deals but denies being part of a larger conspiracy.

Aaqib Nasar took to the witness stand to deny any role in a conspiracy, said by the prosecution to be led by his father, Mohammed Nasar. The 22-year-old of Bath Road, Worcester, is one of four defendants standing trial at Worcester Crown Court. The Worcester nightclub doorman denies conspiring between January 1, 2015 and December 8, 2016 to supply cocaine in the city.

Nasar, represented by Jabeen Akhtar, grew up without his dad, jailed for a previous drugs conspiracy in 2003. He said he did not have exclusive access to the Audi A4 which the prosecution say is linked to this conspiracy, telling the jury it was used by his dad, uncle, brother and cousin.

Nasar knew Ashley James, convicted leader of a linked conspiracy, through boxing but did now know he was dealing cocaine. Nasar knew another convicted conspirator, David Warren, through the gym, he told the jury.

Nasar knew Saheed Iqbal, the taxi driver arrested in Worcester with 1kg of cocaine worth around £100,000 on November 13, 2015. Nasar said Iqbal was a member of Worcester's 'small Asian community' but denied he was observed in Iqbal's taxi in Midland Road, Worcester, on November 11, 2015, two days before the taxi driver's arrest. He had known co-defendant Robert Degaris as long as he could remember. Another co-defendant and alleged drugs courier, Steven Binning, was a friend of his dad's.

Nasar said a meeting at the tip in Bilford Road in Worcester on May 28, 2015 with Ashley James and David Warren, who worked there, was 'chance' and nothing to do with drugs.

He said: "Me and my cousin were doing some work in the garden at home. We went to dispose of some waste at the site."

Journeys to Telford were either because he was visiting family there or or for sparring and boxing events.

Nasar was also asked about two mobile phones. One he admits is his, the other he disputes. Nasar said he had not been using two phones at the same time. The data showed overlap in the use of the phones.

Nasar gave a no comment interview after his arrest on December 8, 2016, saying he was following advice from his solicitor.

He said of the drugs found at his home: "It was my own street dealing enterprise which I'm ashamed of and regret."

John Butterfield QC, prosecuting, said phone evidence showed his accepted phone had been in contact with two Ashley James mobile phones during the relevant period. Nasar said he could not recall any contact with James.

Mr Butterfield asked Nasar when he started to regret dealing drugs. Nasar gave the date of his arrest. Mr Butterfield said: "You never gave two hoots until the consequences came home to roost."

"Yes I did" said Nasar.

Mr Butterfield asked him who owned the disputed phone. Nasar said it must be a family member or friend but would not give a name. Mr Butterfield asked if Nasar's account was "complete claptrap" and emphasised the shared numbers used by both phones.

He asked why the disputed phone had been in contact with his dad if it was a friend's phone. "Are you saying your friends are always ringing your dad? Which of your friends ring your dad?"

The trial continues.