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Man found dead at his Winchester home had consumed cocktail of drugs, inquest told
11:00am Friday 6th September 2013 in Winchester
A MAN died from a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest heard.
Kevin Campbell, 31, of Hyde Street, was found dead at home on March 30 by a friend, Craig Inwood, who lived in a neighbouring apartment.
A hearing in Winchester on Wednesday (September 4) was told that Mr Campbell had an extensive history of drug abuse and had spent time in prison.
He had settled in Winchester to start a new life and had become re-acquainted with an old friend, Shawn Dancer, from his hometown of Aldershot.
But Mr Campbell continued to struggle with drug addiction and suffered from ulcers on his leg, the result of years of injecting heroin.
In a statement given at the time of Mr Campbell's death, Mr Dancer said: “I don't know what made him go downhill but he seemed to be in constant pain from his legs.”
A pathology report concluded that Mr Campbell's death was as a result of central nervous depression, brought on by the combination of drugs, both prescribed and non-prescribed.
Recording a verdict of drug-related death, coroner for Central Hampshire, Grahame Short, said: “I believe this was a simple accident. It's another sad, drug-related death.”
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