Graham Philpott said: “It was my daughter, Hayley, who badgered us to pursue this. We were just devastated.
“It has been difficult to come to terms with Trevor’s death. The police failings have made it difficult for us to get closure. There were so many ‘what ifs’.”Like, I suppose, ‘Oh, what if my son hadn’t taken illegal drugs & mixed them with someone else’s medication (probably bought from the same drug dealer) at a friend’s house’, perhaps?
Still, would £4000 of taxpayer’s money help? Go on, I bet it would!
Mr Philpott’s family launched legal action under the Human Rights Act and have been given an out-of-court settlement Mr Philpott’s father, Graham Philpott, 63, said: “For us it is not about the money. It is about getting justice.
“We wanted it brought into the public domain that Essex Police did an injustice to our son and just treated him like a number.”Or like a waste of oxygen druggie loser. Which he clearly was.