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Father calling for 'controversial' drug legalisation after death of sons

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

Ray Lakeman
Ray Lakeman

Legalising and regulating illegal drugs is "progressive, clear thinking" and could prevent people dying.

That's the message from a grieving father whose two sons died from a drug overdose in 2014 - last week Ray Lakeman went public with his thoughts in national TV and newspaper interviews.

His two sons - 20-year-old Jacques and 19-year-old Torin - were found dead above a pub in Bolton after overdosing on MDMA which they'd bought off the dark web.

Now Ray has joined forces with the group Anyone's Child which is campaigning to change the current laws - the Port St Mary man says it's clear the current legislation isn't working:

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