Peaches Geldof: Police Statement On Drug Paraphernalia
Detective says items were found at scene and insists hubby Thomas Cohen is not a suspect...
Police have confirmed that drug paraphernalia WAS found at the scene of Peaches Geldof's death, contrary to some press reports.
And officers investigating the 25-year-old's shock death last month have also insisted that her husband Thomas Cohen is not a suspect in the supply of the narcotics.
It was revealed last week that a toxicology test found heroin in her system - and that the drug is thought to have contributed to her death.
DCI Paul Fotheringham of Kent Police issued a lengthy statement to set matters straight, saying: "Following recent speculation in the media, I would like to make it clear that Thomas Cohen is not in any way under suspicion of any involvement in Peaches Geldof-Cohen's death or our concurrent investigation into the supply of drugs.
"He has not been arrested or interviewed under caution and there is no plan to do so. The only statement he has provided related to his discovery of Peaches' body, which is a standard requirement. We are in regular contact with both sides of the family to keep them apprised of our progress.
"Our investigation into the supply of drugs is continuing and remains a live investigation. Inaccurate reports have also been made suggesting that no drugs paraphernalia was found at the address, with suggestions that the scene had been 'tampered' with prior to police arrival.
"While no detail will be provided around specific items, to prevent further speculation I will confirm that contrary to rumour in the media my officers did seize drugs paraphernalia from the address on 7 April. The coroner has authorised the disclosure of this information.
"Our investigation on behalf of the coroner continues and there will be no further information released at this time."