Don’t gamble with your life
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
THE grieving father of a teenager who died after taking ‘legal highs’ has today pleaded with others not to play Russian roulette with their lives by trying the killer drugs.
Matthew Wing died on 11 March last year just hours after taking 15 tablets of Benzofuran – an ecstasy-style drug known on the streets as Benzo Fury.
Today, speaking publicly about the death for the first time, his devastated father Peter has urged others to say no to the drugs which are now flooding the Island’s pubs and clubs.
His warning comes as the JEP – as part of a special investigation into drugs in Jersey – yesterday revealed how a growing number of Islanders are risking death or prosecution by ordering so-called legal highs online.
• See Tuesday’s JEP for the full interview