The former lover of late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales has had his shotgun licence taken away following his recent arrest for suspected cocaine possession.

British police have decided ex-army major JAMES HEWITT is unfit to hold the licence while he is under criminal investigation.

Hewitt was arrested on 22 July (04) for allegedly possessing the drug.

A friend says, "Hewitt is absolutely livid. He loves shooting. It's his favourite pastime."

The 46-year-old will appeal against the decision to revoke his gun license next week (begs30AUG04).

29/08/2004 14:52