George Michael has today been charged with possession of cannabis and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs after crashing into a branch of Snappy Snaps last month.

Snappy Snaps HampsteadThe front window and door of the Hampstead shop were damaged

George Michael has today been charged with possession of cannabis and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs after crashing into a branch of Snappy Snaps last month.

The 47-year-old was released on police bail and will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 24 August, a Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed to Amateur Photographer (AP).

The singing legend was arrested after driving his car into the Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, London in the early hours of 4 July.

It is understood that his Range Rover caused minor damage to the shop’s front window and door (see above).

Speaking shortly after the incident, a Snappy Snaps spokeswoman told AP that it would welcome the singer back to its Hampstead store – but preferably when it is open for business.

The Hampstead shop is visited by a number of celebrities in the area who ask Snappy Snaps staff to keep their identities confidential.