Drink and drug danger warning

A CORONER has warned about the dangers of experimenting with drugs after a 38-year-old died from mixing pain killers with alcohol.

A CORONER has warned about the dangers of experimenting with drugs after a 38-year-old died from mixing pain killers with alcohol.

Julian Abbott died a sudden death in his Ipswich flat after taking a lethal combination of drink and drugs in a “tragic accident”, an inquest has heard.

Greater Suffolk Coroner Peter Dean ruled the man's actions on the night of August 5 were unintentional.

He said: “There is no evidence here to suggest in any way he intended the outcome of his actions. What seems to have taken place here is a tragic accident.


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“This emphasises the horrors of experimenting with drugs, particularly with alcohol in the system at the time.”

Mr Abbott was found dead at his flat in Fore Street after consuming three times the drink-drive limit of alcohol. Toxicology tests also found the presence of Triamadol and Methadone in his body, which Dr Dean said was a lethal combination when taken with the alcohol.

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The family of Mr Abbott, who had not initially been aware of his drug taking habit, said through a statement sub-mitted to the inquest that he was “a good lad going down a very treacherous path.”

They added: “He was a good kid with a heart of gold who would always help anyone wherever he could.”

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