Prisoner died after being used as ‘guinea pig’ for spice drug, inquest told


A vulnerable prisoner died the day after he was given the psychoactive drug Spice by other inmates who used him as a “guinea pig”, an inquest heard. Shabul Ahmed, who had learning difficulties, collapsed after using the synthetic cannabis in the exercise yard at HMP Highpoint near Haverhill, Suffolk, a hearing in Ipswich was told. The 33-year-old was taken to hospital on July 18 2016 and returned to prison later that evening.

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