Inquest delay after charges in drugs case

Harry Jones, 20 , of The Knowle, North Shore, who died on January 13.
Harry Jones, 20 , of The Knowle, North Shore, who died on January 13.
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Detectives have charged a woman with drug offences following an investigation into the death of a Blackpool student.

The woman, from South Shore, was due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates Court today, accused of supplying a range of illegal substances.

The charges led to the adjournment of the inquest into the death of Harry Jones.

The 20-year-old Blackpool and The Fylde College student, from North Shore, was found by friends unconscious at a property in South Shore in January.

He had been attending a party at the property

Yesterday, Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson adjourned the hearing into 
Mr Jones’ death for three months.

He said: “We have to be mindful there is an ongoing police investigation running parallel to this one.

“I have received notification the decision was made to charge an individual on 
September 26.

“In my judgement, it would be inappropriate to hear the evidence at this court with a potentially pending trial in the criminal court.”

The woman charged faces eight allegations covering a period of time ranging from April 2010 to August this 

Six of them relate to the supply of drugs, including 
cocaine and amphetamine.

The other charges are for allegedly permitting the use of premises for taking controlled substances.

Mr Jones died on January 13. Police at the time said they believed he had taken a lethal dose of drugs.

His funeral was attended by hundreds of mourners.