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Man dies after overdosing on chemsex drug at a gay sex party

Nicholas Hadley died at the home of Robert Jones just before Christmas

2019-09-05

Words: Steve Brown

A man died after overdosing on a chemsex drug at a gay sex party.

Nicholas Hadley, 50, joined Robert Jones, 69, at his home before Christmas last year after chatting online on the website Fab Guys.

Jones organised the gay sex party after ordering sex-enhancer GBL online but within one hour, Hadley overdosed on the drug and died, Bristol Live reported.

The pensioner was fined £750 with court costs of £275 for supplying a Class C drug after appearing at Bristol Crown Court today (September 5).

Sentencing the defendant, Judge Michael Longman said: "You have expressed your regret and remorse as to the terrible outcome.

"I would like to express my own condolences to the family of Mr Hadley."

Prosecutor, James Haskell, said: “He advertised a house party inviting participants to join him for consensual sexual activity. Nicholas Hadley attended.

"In the early hours of the next morning the defendant called 999, requesting an ambulance. Paramedics arrived at 6.50am.

"Sadly Mr Hadley was pronounced dead at 7.30am, despite attempts to resuscitate him."

Jones reportedly initially lied to the police saying he saw a man outside his home who appeared to be drunk and tried to help him, the court heard.

But he then admitted in a statement that he knew the victim and had spoken to him about coming to his home.

Mr Haskell continued: "He accepted he had given the deceased a Class C drug with his consent.

"The defendant was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. A post-mortem confirmed death was caused by a large overdose of GBL. No negligence was attributed to this defendant."

Jones represented himself in court and said: “I would like to say how sorry I am regarding Mr Hadley's death. It should not have happened.

“It’s been a difficult time for me, but obviously nothing compared to his family. I feel for them and I'd like to apologise to them."

He offered to fully pay any financial penalty immediately.