CORRECTION: Gra­ham Wood case

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&World Update -

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.

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