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Croydon schoolboy Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died after buying ecstasy from 'scruffy' man on bike

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A SCHOOLBOY died after taking ecstasy at an illegal rave bought from a "scruffy" man on a bike, a court has heard. Ryan Kirk, 21, allegedly sold the drug to a group of teenagers behind warehouses in Croydon. Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, collapsed after taking the party-drug at the unlicensed event in Hayes, west London, on January 18. The teenager, a pupil at Archbishop Tenison's School in Croydon, died at King's College Hospital two days later. A toxicology report showed traces of MDMA in Mr Spargo-Mabbs' blood, Isleworth Crown Court heard. Jurors were told Daniel and some friends, all aged between 15 and 17, set out for the rave on January 17. Tyrone Silcott, prosecuting, said: "The group of young men made a bad decision that they would get themselves some ecstasy and indeed did request it over the phone. "You will hear in the backdrop of this deal that one of the young men died as a result of taking that ecstasy. "You are here to deliberate on one question only - whether or not this defendant, this young man, was the person who delivered those drugs on January 17 and whether he had supplied Class A and Class B drugs in the past. "That is really what this case is about." A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reason, rang a drug dealer called "Shampz" and ordered 2.5 grammes of MDMA. The schoolboys pooled their funds to raise £80 for the drugs, with Daniel paying £20, the jurors were told. They waited behind warehouses around 10 minutes walk from Arena tram stop in Croydon. A "pale, skinny and scruffy" young man cycled up to them and handed over three bags of white power in plastic snap bags decorated with blue stars. "The prosecution's case is that the young man who delivered the drugs on that day is Ryan Kirk," said Mr Silcott. Jurors heard "Shampz", whose real name is Nicqueel Pitrora, 18, of London Road, Croydon, has pleaded guilty to a charge of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. A 15-year-old schoolboy who bought the drugs with Daniel said he hard about Pitrora through friends at Trinity School in Croydon. He said: "The boy on the bike was 17 to 18 years of age, he was a light shade of white, he was very skinny...he was wearing a red hoodie, he had his hood up and was scruffy." The boy who arranged the deal later told the court he was only 80 per cent sure the dealer was Kirk. The friends later poured the party drug into bottles containing 100ml of water and drank it in stages on the way to the rave. Daniel bought a 500ml bottle and drank it all in one go after being admitted into the former cotton factory in Pump Lane, Hayes. Another member of the group said: "I think he drank all his bottle in one once we got into the rave. "After Dan drank his bottle he took off his shirt. "He was talking a lot more than he usually does, what he was saying did make sense and he was talking a lot about his girlfriend. "After a while we started dancing." Daniel lost consciousness hours later and died in hospital. Kirk, of Puffin Close, Beckenham, denies being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs on January 17. He also denies supplying Class A drugs between January 2013 and 16 January 2014, and being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs over the same period. The trial continues.

Croydon schoolboy Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died after buying ecstasy from 'scruffy' man on bike


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