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Drug link in Peaches death

London, July 23 (Reuters): The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled today.

The 25-year-old socialite died at her family home in Kent, southest England, in April while alone with one of her two young sons. In May, forensic tests found heroin in her system and puncture wounds on her arms.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham, who gave evidence at an inquest in Gravesend, Kent, today said in a statement that drugs equipment had been found near the body. He said Geldof had recently stopped taking heroin after an addiction of several years.

 
 
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