Police have confirmed that drugs paraphernalia was found in tragic Peaches Geldof‘s home following her sudden death, and added her husband Thomas Cohen is not under suspicion of any involvement, reports the Mirror newspaper.
Kent Police released a statement following reports that the star’s house had been searched after her death and no drugs found.
They also said Peaches’ husband, who found her dead on April 7, is not under suspicion of any involvement.
DCI Paul Fotheringham said in a statement: “Following recent speculation in the media, I would like to make it clear that Thomas Cohen is not in any way under suspicion of any involvement in Peaches Geldof-Cohen’s death or our concurrent investigation into the supply of drugs.
“He has not been arrested or interviewed under caution and there is no plan to do so. The only statement he has provided related to his discovery of Peaches body, which is a standard requirement. We are in regular contact with both sides of the family to keep them apprised of our progress.”
An inquest into the TV presenter’s death found she died after taking heroin, the same drug that killed her mother, Paula Yates.
Police also said the investigation into where the star got hold of the drugs is ongoing.
“Our investigation into the supply of drugs is continuing and remains a live investigation,” they said.
“Inaccurate reports have also been made suggesting that no drugs paraphernalia was found at the address, with suggestions that the scene had been ‘tampered’ with prior to police arrival.
“While no detail will be provided around specific items, to prevent further speculation I will confirm that contrary to rumour in the media my officers did seize drugs paraphernalia from the address on April 7. The coroner has authorised the disclosure of this information.
“Our investigation on behalf of the coroner continues and there will be no further information released at this time.”
The inquest was adjourned to allow police the time to carry out further investigations. A full hearing will take place on July 23.
Click here for Peaches’ last interview, given just days before her death.