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Police give up on hunt for Peaches Geldof's drug dealer after 15 month search

Published 03/07/2015 | 08:56

Peaches Geldof (25) died on April 7 of a heroin overdose in April.
Peaches Geldof (25) died on April 7 of a heroin overdose in April.

Police have closed their probe into the fatal overdose of journalist, socialite and model Peaches Geldof.

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The daughter of Irish musician Bob Geldof was found dead in her home on April 7th 2014.

At the scene, 7g of heroin, drug paraphernalia, syringes, syringe wipes and burnt spoons were recovered.

Following a 15 month investigation, police officers have allegedly told The Boomtown Rats singer that "all lines of inquiry were exhausted".

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof

According to The Mirror, the identity of the person who sold the narcotics to the mother-of-two may never be revealed.

A criminal inquiry was launched into the supply of drugs, after a toxicology report showed that the heroin found in Ms Geldof's blood stream was 61 percent pure (heroin found at street level is usually 26 percent pure).

Peaches Geldof with her father Bob, husband Tom Cohen and son Astala on her wedding day.
Peaches Geldof with her father Bob, husband Tom Cohen and son Astala on her wedding day.

Police officers in Britain analysed the tv presenter's phone records in an attempt to track down the dealers details, but could find no leads.

Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham of Kent Police said, "Our investigation has exhausted all lines of inquiry and has now concluded. If further information or witnesses come forward we will review the case.

The late Peaches Geldof with her husband Thomas Cohen
The late Peaches Geldof with her husband Thomas Cohen

"I would like to pay tribute to Peaches' family who have supported our enquiries during a difficult time," he added.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham

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