Mum’s fear after teen’s drug death | UK | News (Reports)


Leah Heyes collapsed in front of horrified friends after taking a “double toxic” dose of MDMA crystals in two “bombs”. She was rushed to hospital but medics were unable to revive the schoolgirl. Her killer dose cost just £10. Leah’s mother Kerry Roberts, 36, sobbed through a hearing into the teenager’s tragic death yesterday.

In a statement she said: “I remain as numb, lost and hurt as the day she was taken. I will never be able to put into words the pain that my beautiful, thoughtful daughter has gone and I will not get to watch her grow up.

“I hope young people will learn from what happened to Leah, me and my family and will stop taking drugs. I don’t want any other family to go through what we have gone through.”

Leah collapsed on May 11 last year near her home in Northallerton, North Yorks, after a night out with about 15 friends. Police and paramedics tried to revive her before she was taken unconscious to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Coroner Jonathan Leach recorded a narrative verdict, saying Leah died from MDMA toxicity.

Kerry, who was pregnant at the time and has since had a baby girl, said later: “Parents don’t know how easy it is for kids to access this and how cheap it is. Leah didn’t realise the dangers.”

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Connor Kirkwood, 18, of Dishforth, and Mitchel Southern, 19, of Thirsk, have admitted supplying the drugs that killed Leah. They will be sentenced on Monday at Teesside Crown Court.


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