Fa­ther’s drugs charge af­ter girl’s death

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Special Report -

A fa­ther has been charged with man­slaugh­ter and con­spir­acy to sup­ply ec­stasy af­ter his 17-year-old daugh­ter died.

Ja­son Wilkes, 44, was ar­rested and charged af­ter Chloe Wilkes’ death on Sun­day, July 27.

She took MDMA - the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent in ec­stasy tablets - at their Tun­bridge Way home in Sin­gle­ton.

Mr Wilkes has been re­manded by Folke­stone mag­is­trates to ap­pear at Can­ter­bury Crown Court on Mon­day, Au­gust 18.

Last week we re­ported that an in­quest had opened into the pop­u­lar teen’s death.

It heard she felt un­well and col­lapsed be­fore be­ing rushed to the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal where she died later that day.

Friends of the for­mer North School pupil set up a group on Face­book where they shared mem­o­ries and ex­pressed shock and sad­ness at her death.

The in­quest will be re­sumed at a later date when more ev­i­dence will be heard and a con­clu­sion will be reached as to the cause of death.

Chloe Wilkes

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