Blackpool dad dies after daughter sends him diamorphine through post

A bottle of diamorphine
A bottle of diamorphine
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A Blackpool man died after taking drugs sent to him through the post by his stepdaughter.

Kerry Shoesmith agreed to send Peter Hamer diamorphine which she got from a friend, a court was told.

Shoesmith, 35, of East Street, Okehampton, Exeter, pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs.

Prosecutor, Jim Mowbray, said the defendant had posted a bottle of morphine, which she got from a friend, to her step-father, who lived in Blackpool, on January 20.

She sent the drugs to her step-father as a result of speaking to him and agreeing to send them to him.

The prosecutor added: “As a result of ingesting the morphine, and possibly other substances, her step-father subsequently died.”

Shoesmith, who has no previious convictions, was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court for sentence on July 27.