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Man died following heroin overdose.

A MAN who died after a drugs overdose may have been injected by somebody else, an inquest heard yesterday.

Gregory Arthur Platt of Church Street, Ruabon, died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on February 28 this year following a heroin overdose.

At an inquest in Wrexham yesterday North East Wales coroner John Hughes recorded an open verdict.

The inquest heard the 26-year-old had a fear of needles, but had been injected with heroin after going to an acquaintance's house in Rhos.

Mr Platt was known to have alcohol problems, which he was trying to overcome, and had in the past tried heroin but had a bad reaction to it.

The inquest heard a police investigation was launched and two men at the house had both accused each other of being responsible for injecting Mr Platt.

But there was insufficient evidence to make a conviction stick.

A syringe found near to Mr Platt, who was found by paramedics upstairs on a bed, had been wiped clean of fingerprints.

Mr Hughes said: "I want to record an open verdict in case there are developments in the case.

"If the truth comes out at a later date I don't want it to be affected by a verdict here."
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
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Date:Nov 27, 2009
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