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Boy died ‘after getting high with his mum on drugs she supplied’

FILE PHOTO Holly Strawbridge, 34, outside Plymouth Magistrates? Court. Mrs. Starwbridge has been charged with providing drugs to her 15-year-old son - who later died. See SWNS story SWPLmum - Mum goes on trial accused of supplying drugs to her own teenage son - who later died
Holly Strawbridge confirmed an ‘astonishing piece of parenting’, in line with prosecutors (Picture: SWNS)

A mom is on trial after she allegedly gave her son and his pal morphine and different substances that led to his loss of life.

Holly Strawbridge, 34, gave son Tyler Peck the drug alongside with different substances as they drank alcohol and sniffed aerosols collectively, a jury heard.

She combined the drugs into their drinks, Plymouth Crown Court was instructed, and Tyler died later at their house in Salcombe, Devon.

Strawbridge denies supplying Tyler and one other boy with drugs between January 31 and February 3.

Prosecutor Simon Laws QC mentioned:  ‘The prosecution say it was an astonishing piece of parenting. Any parent with an ounce of interest in their children’s welfare would do something of their energy to stop a toddler from doing these items.

‘But there she was doing it with her son and likewise his pal. This is a tragic and tragic case involving the utterly avoidable loss of life of a younger person.

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‘What makes it a really uncommon case is that the person who equipped him with the drugs that he took was his mom, this defendant Holly Strawbridge.

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‘She sat with him and a pal, one other 15-year-old boy, within the kitchen of their house, ingesting alcohol, inhaling aerosol fumes and taking a cocktail of drugs together with two significantly harmful drugs.

‘They had been prescribed to her for medical reasons but that night she was simply abusing them together with the two boys. Tyler went to sleep in the early hours and sadly he never woke up.’

Mr Laws mentioned Tyler was common and had left behind a large circle of mates.

But he added: ‘It is correct to say that he was additionally very difficult and tough to handle as a guardian. He had drunk alcohol from fairly an early stage. He frequently took all method of drugs.

‘He might be unruly and aggressive, maybe particularly when he had taken one thing.

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‘But someplace alongside the road Holly Strawbridge appears to have gotten it into her head that ingesting and taking drugs have been helpful methods for him to manage with life.

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‘She not only tolerated his drugs use, she actively encouraged it.’

Mr Laws mentioned that on the Friday night time Tyler had been out with mates, however certainly one of their fathers had given them a elevate to Strawbridge’s house in Salcombe at about 10.30pm.

The courtroom heard that Tyler had taken an entire or a part of an MDMA pill, and that he and two 15-year-old boys deliberate to remain the night time, sleeping in the identical room.

He added one of many boys went to mattress and took no half in what adopted.

Mr Laws mentioned Strawbridge sat within the kitchen sharing beer and peach schnapps with the opposite two 15-year-olds.

He added she additionally gave the boys her medicine. Mr Laws mentioned the youngsters additionally had Valium and the painkiller Cocodamol.

He added: ‘She would mix the contents of some of the tablets into the boys’ drinks. She provided them Oramorph from the bottle cap and she would additionally combine it of their drinks.’

The barrister added that Strawbridge and the boys additionally inhaled fumes from an aerosol.

The courtroom heard that Tyler went to mattress at about 2.30am, and his two mates discovered Tyler lifeless at about midday the following day.

His reason for loss of life was discovered to be a drugs overdose.

Mr Laws mentioned that Strawbridge had denied giving both of the boys drugs in police interview.

He added: ‘She added it was nothing to do with her. It was an ordinary Friday night.’

Earlier, trial decide Paul Darlow requested the jury to contemplate the proof with ‘absolute objectivity’.

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The trial continues.

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