Boy, 15, ‘died from a drug overdose after taking MDMA and sniffing aerosols on a binge along with his personal MOTHER, 34’
- Tyler Peck died in his sleep after taking a cocktail of medication at his Devon residence
- His mom Holly Strawbridge is now on trial for little one cruelty and medicines prices
- Prosecution say she usually gave him medication and drink ‘to assist him deal with life’
By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline
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Holly Strawbridge is on trial for little one cruelty and medicines prices after her son Tyler Peck died of an overdose at her Devon residence
A 15-year-old boy died from an overdose after taking morphine and ecstasy, sniffing aerosols and ingesting alcohol along with his personal mom, a court docket has heard.
Schoolboy Tyler Peck died in his sleep in Salcombe, Devon in February final yr after his mom Holly Strawbridge gave him and his good friend a cocktail of medication throughout in a night-in, a jury was instructed.
Strawbridge, a 34-year-old mother-of-five, is now on trial at Plymouth Crown Court docket for medication prices and little one cruelty, which she denies.
Prosecutors say Strawbridge believed that giving her son medication was a manner of serving to him deal with issues in his life.
One in every of Tyler’s pals mentioned that the household residence in Plymouth was generally known as a ‘good place to get hammered’.
Prosecutor Peter Coombe mentioned: ‘You’d have thought that any mother or father with an oz of curiosity of their kids’s welfare would do something of their energy to forestall a toddler from doing this stuff. However there she was doing it together with her son and likewise his good friend.’
Tyler Peck was recurrently given medication by his mom ‘to assist him deal with life’, the court docket heard
The prosecutor continued: ‘This can be a unhappy and tragic case involving the utterly avoidable dying of a teenager.
‘What makes it a really uncommon case is that the one who provided him with the medication that he took was his mom, this defendant Holly Strawbridge.
‘She stayed with him and a good friend, one other 15-year-old boy, within the kitchen of their residence, ingesting alcohol, inhaling aerosol fumes and taking a cocktail of medication together with two significantly harmful medication.
‘That they had been prescribed to her for medical causes however that night time she was merely abusing them along with the 2 boys.
‘Tyler went to sleep within the early hours and sadly he by no means awakened.’
The jury have been instructed two of Tyler’s pals came visiting to the home, one went as much as mattress and slept, the opposite stayed with Tyler and his mom. 4 youthful kids have been additionally asleep upstairs and have been unaware of what was occurring.
The court docket heard that Tyler had taken the entire or a part of an MDMA pill and shared beer and peach schnapps along with his mom.
Strawbridge drank beer, schnapps and shared medication together with her son and his good friend, the jury heard
She additionally gave the boys her medicine: Oramorph, a type of liquid medicine containing the highly effective painkiller morphine, and Gabapentin, the court docket heard.
Mr Coombe mentioned the youngsters additionally had Valium and the painkiller Cocodamol.
Mr Coombe added: ‘She would combine the contents of a few of the tablets into the boys’ drinks. The Oramorph would even be drunk from the cap.’
Mr Coombe mentioned that good friend mentioned Tyler went to mattress in the lounge at about 2.30am and was heard loud night breathing.
He added: ‘Sooner or later after Tyler went to sleep, he died in his sleep.’
Tyler’s good friend instructed police he went to mattress at one thing like 4am and woke to search out his good friend at round noon.
The boy initially stored again particulars of the drug-taking from police however later spoke to his mother and father.
Mr Coombe mentioned: ‘He simply got here out with it three phrases initially: ‘Holly killed Tyler’ and went on to say how Strawbridge gave them pharmaceuticals and alcohol.’
The prosecutor mentioned that the drug provide was not a one-off however ‘a part of a sample of behaviour’.
He added that pals find out about Strawbridge supplying her medicine.
He talked about one good friend and added: ‘In his phrases, that home was place to get hammered and get f*****d up.’
The trial continues.