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Friday, 24 October 2014

Drugs damaged Barrow dad’s brain beyond repair

A FATHER-OF-TWO died in hospital days after taking drugs, an inquest heard.

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FATAL David Wookey died three days after taking tablets bought off the internet

David Wookey, of Harrison Street, Barrow, died in Furness General Hospital on July 30 – three days after his partner Kelly Baron found him unconscious in bed.

The hearing at Barrow Town Hall yesterday heard there was diazepam and morphine evident in the 40-year-old’s bloodstream.

The pathologist’s report said the drugs interrupted the blood supply and Mr Wookey’s brain was injured beyond repair.

Mr Wookey, who was known in Barrow as a former cab driver with A1 Taxis and window cleaner, also had pneumonia in his lungs.

Detective Constable Ben Falvey, of Barrow CID, told the inquest the incident was reported to police after it was suspected Mr Wookey may have suffered a drugs overdose.

DC Falvey said Miss Baron confirmed Mr Wookey had been buying blue tablets off the internet, which police believed were diazepam.

The inquest heard Miss Baron had found Mr Wookey face down in bed at her home in Longway, Barrow, and got no response when she tried to wake him.

She went to got help from neighbours and Mr Wookey – dad to Mollie and Robbie – was taken to hospital.

Miss Baron said she was aware he had taken diazepam and heroin.

Mr Ian Smith, South and East Cumbria coroner, recorded a verdict of death as a consequence of abusing drugs.

He said: “The evidence points to the fact he took the drugs because he wanted to and they had a very, very unfortunate effect on him and led fairly directly to his death.”

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All I'm going to say is r.i.p dave thinking of your family right now sweet dreams .

Posted by Mandy on 21 February 2013 at 19:29

All I'm going to say is r.i.p dave thinking of your family right now sweet dreams .

Posted by Mandy on 21 February 2013 at 19:27

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