Cornwall

Man acquitted of methadone 'drink spike murder'

A man accused of murdering his friend by spiking his drinks with a heroin substitute has been acquitted.

Paul Roberts, 45, also known as Sleep, was found dead at his home in Penberthy Road, Helston, Cornwall, in April 2010.

Martin Keith Hills, 42, who also lived in Penberthy Road, was arrested in January, but denied putting methadone in Mr Roberts' drinks.

He told Truro Crown Court that they had been friends for 20 years and often drank and took drugs together.

The jury unanimously acquitted him within four hours.

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