Videoed in a room filled with Nazi memorabilia, this is the moment a Roman Catholic priest snorted a line of cocaine at a party in his house on church grounds.
Father Stephen Crossan, 37, is said to have sniffed the class A drug through a £10 note at the end of a night of drinking beers and whiskey.
In the footage he is heard saying ‘I shouldn’t’ before snorting the white powder off a plate while talking to a friend.
He has admitted taking drugs, telling the newspaper’s Ruth Warrander: ‘It was just the one night and that was it. I do not have an issue with drugs.’
A source said a number of revellers went back to Father Crossan’s house at 11am for seven hours – where they were greeted by Nazi memorabilia – after a party host asked them to leave.
The memorabilia included flags, hats and an eagle with a swastika on a plinth on Father Crossan’s mantelpiece.
The source added: ‘It was all over the house. At one point Stephen put on a cap and did the Nazi salute.
‘It’s shocking. He’s supposed to be an upstanding member of society. He shouldn’t be taking drugs.’