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Mother of monkey dust drug addict warns of dangers

Jane Eagles has allowed a BBC film crew into her son’s flat to show the devastation the drug monkey dust can cause. Kevin Eagles from Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, is currently in jail after he climbed up on a roof whilst high on the class B drug and threw roof tiles at police. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and affray at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court last month and was sentenced to 20 months in prison. His mother told Jeremy Cooke that the drug has ruined her son’s life. Meanwhile, Staffordshire Police has…

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How an ex-heroin addict became a priest in Derby

The Reverend Darren Howie is a former thief and was addicted to heroin. He spent a decade in and out of prison – and was once told by a prison chaplain, when he weighed just six-and-a-half stone, that he would die once he left prison. However, Mr Howie got clean through a Christian rehabilitation programme. This made him realise he wanted to help vulnerable people – which he does in his role as a priest at St Peter’s church in Derby. Reporting by: Alex Howick Source link

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Halifax gambling addict stole grandmother’s life savings

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Darren Gledhill was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for 28 months A gambling addict who stole more than £430,000 from his grandmother to fund his habit has been jailed. Darren Gledhill, 30, plundered his elderly gran’s life savings over three years, leaving her three children with no inheritance following her death. Bradford Crown Court heard he began stealing from Sandra Gledhill after he set up an online bank account for her. Jailing him for 28 months, Judge Durham Hall QC said the emotional…

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