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Man died 'during bondage sex game' in Dover flat

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Image caption Richard Bowler phoned police after calling his brother and texting his sister-in-law for help, the court heard

A man died during a sex game after he was wrapped in black plastic sheeting and clingfilm, a court has heard.

Alun Williams, 47, a head chef for P&O Ferries, died on 20 August 2013.

The jury at Canterbury Crown Court was told the chef had an interest in bondage and "mummification" and would meet men online for sex.

Richard Bowler, 35, and David Connor, 23, who both lived at Sturry Road, in Canterbury, denied Mr Williams' manslaughter.

The pair also face an alternative charge of manslaughter by gross negligence.

The court was told Mr Williams was unable to regulate his body temperature after being "mummified" and suffered dehydration which eventually led to a heart attack.

'Kinky sex session'

Prosecutor Ian Hope said shortly after 06:00 BST on the day of the death Mr Connor walked into the taxi rank where his mother worked and said: "Mum, Richard's killed someone".

Mr Bowler phoned police - after first making a phone call to his brother and texting his sister-in-law for help - and told them he had been involved in a "kinky sex session" with a friend who was wrapped up and had stopped breathing.

After being put through to the ambulance service he cut open the cling film and plastic sheeting to perform CPR.

Mr Hope said police found drugs including ketamine, cocaine, methamphetamine and amyl nitrate, otherwise known as poppers, in Mr Williams' rucksack.

They also found a gas mask and ties in his bag.

The trial continues.

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Image caption David Connor told his mother: "Richard's killed someone", the court was told

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