Heroin “Likely To Have Played A Role” In Death Of Peaches Geldof

The daughter of Paula Yates and Sir Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7.

1. Heroin is likely to have played a role in Peaches Geldof’s death, an inquest has heard.

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The 25-year-old writer and TV presenter was found lying on the edge of a bed in the spare room of her home in Wrotham, Kent, by her husband Tom Cohen on April 7.

The inquest in Gravesend, Kent, heard Cohen told his mother to ring the emergency services upon finding his wife.

2. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham, from Kent Police, said a post-mortem was inconclusive but revealed that “recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death.”

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DCI Fotheringham said Cohen had gone with his two sons to spend the weekend at his parents’ house in southeast London.

From Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, Peaches was at their home in Wrotham alone.

3. DCI Fotheringham said:


“Throughout this period she maintained telephone contact with family and friends, including contact with Thomas’s mother to arrange a family activity, but this was cancelled.

“Peaches maintained contact with family and friends throughout Sunday and at 5pm Thomas’s father Keith Cohen took the youngest child, Phaedra, back to Wrotham and spent half an hour with Peaches before leaving the child with her.”

4. The hearing, which lasted for only four minutes, also heard Peaches’ father Sir Bob Geldof formally identify her body.

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The inquest was adjourned until July 23.

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