CORRECTION: Graham Wood case
IN our article on the death of Graham Wood in yesterday’s Evening Telegraph we stated that Mr Wood had been previously convicted of administering heroin to a 10-week-old baby in 1985.
The body of 57-year-old Mr Wood was discovered at his home in Eyrescroft, Bretton, on March 12 this year.
Police originally launched a murder inquiry and two men were charged with murder.
However tests showed that Mr Wood – a heroin addict – had actually died of an over- dose of heroin and its legal substitute methadone and not a head injury that had been discovered on his body.
The murder investigation has been dropped but two men are facing robbery charges relating to the incident.
In that report we referred to Mr Wood’s previous conviction in 1985 for administering heroin to a baby.
But we incorrectly stated that the baby Mr Wood had given the drugs to was his daughter, this was emphatically not the case.
The 10-week-old baby was the daughter of a female acquaintance of Mr Wood’s who was a fellow drug user.
Mr Wood’s family have asked us to make it clear that the baby involved in the 1985 case and the mother of that child were not related to Mr Wood or his family.
We are happy to make this position clear and we would like to apologise for any distress.
Our report also mentioned that Mr Wood’s body may have lain undiscovered in the house for days or weeks, but this was not the case.
DEATH:: Graham Wood.