Sentence for death drug supplier

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A man who supplied a drug to a man who then died has been given a year’s prison suspended for a year.

Christopher Wenham-Gibbs, 22, of Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmunds, who had pleaded guilty to supplying a prescription pain killer called Oramorph to Steven Clow earlier this year, was sentenced today at Ipswich Crown Court. He must also complete 200 hours of unpaid community work.

Mr Clow, 37, was found collapsed at his home in Fore Street, Framlingham, on May 29.

Paramedics said he appeared to have suffered a cardiac arrest and they were unable to revive him. He was declared dead at the scene.

Defending, Paul Donegan said that Wenham-Gibbs was remorseful and regretted his actions. The drug supplied by Wenham-Gibbs was believed to have been among a number taken by Mr Clow before his death.