Woman arrested after Goring man dies of suspected drug overdose

A 60-YEAR-OLD man has died of a suspected overdose after being found in his flat in Goring yesterday (Thurday, July 31).

Police were called to Durrington Gardens at 8.24pm, where they found the man being treated by paramedics for a suspected drug overdose.

He was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.40pm.

A 27-year-old woman, who was present in the flat, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug and is in custody awaiting interview.

Detective Inspector Dave Wardley Wilkins, of the Sussex Police priority crime team, said: “This is one of three deaths in West Sussex in as many days, all of which are believed to have involved drugs.

“There is no reason to link them at this stage, but it is clearly something we are mindful of as we await the results of post mortem examinations and forensic tests in each case.”

He added: “Drugs can have a devastating effect on the lives of individual drug users, their families and the wider community. Any drugs-related death means a personal and tragic loss of life for that person’s loved ones, and this should never be forgotten.”

A post mortem examination of the body will be held. The coroner has been informed.

Police warn that illicit drugs are always fraught with danger, with purity and adulteration both key issues, and anyone using them may put themselves at risk.

Anyone who has any information on the supply or selling of illegal drugs is urged phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk to pass on details.