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Father on losing both sons to ecstasy on same night

Ray Lakeman lost both his sons after they took ecstasy together.

Jacques, who was 20, and Torin, 19, from the Isle of Man, had met up to spend the weekend together and watch a football match.

Two days later, they were found dead in the bed and breakfast in Stoneclough, Bolton, where they were staying in November 2014.

Mr Lakeman spoke to the Victoria Derbyshire programme as two high profile health organisations - the Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health - called for the personal possession and use of all illegal drugs to be decriminalised, a stance he agreed with.

Watch the full interview here.

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  • 16 Jun 2016
  • From the section UK
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