Heroin Was "Likely" To Have Played A Part In Peaches Geldof's Death
Police confirm the socialite had recently used the Class-A drug before her death...
Kent police have confirmed that Peaches Geldof did have heroin in her system when she died.
Following reports that a drug overdose could have been to blame for her passing, am inquest heard this afternoon (May 1) that the 25-year old had engaged in "recent use" of the Class-A drug, according to toxicology results.
Sky News reports that Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said during the ten minute hearing: "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death."
He went on to state that her husband, Tom Cohen, was away spending time with their sons at his parents house in south-east London - and that his father Keith later returned 11-month old Phaedra to Geldof.
Fotheringham explained: "This is a normal occurrence which enables Peaches and Thomas to complete work in their respective careers.
"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."
She is believed to have called a friend at 7.45pm on the evening before her body was found, her last known contact with anyone.
It was revealed that Tom found Peaches slumped across a bed in their spare room the next day, and at first, assumed she was sleeping.
However, Fotheringham went on to tell presiding coroner Roger Hatch that it "was obvious to her husband she was deceased" and got his mother to call the police.
It also emerged during the inquest that Peaches father, Bob Geldof, had to formally identify her body.
The inquest has now been adjourned until July 23.