Police to launch criminal investigation into Peaches Geldof's death

Police reveal they are looking into drug supply in connection with socialite's death

Police to launch criminal investigation into Peaches Geldof's death

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Police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of Peaches Geldof, it has been revealed.

BBC News reports that Kent police have confirmed "ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs" in connection with her death. Yesterday (May 1), toxicology reports determined the use of heroin contributed to the death of the 25-year-old journalist, who passed away on April 7.

Although the illegal drug was not established as the cause of death, police did confirm that there were "recent levels" of heroin in her body.

Speaking today, a police spokesman confirmed: "Kent Police can confirm an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs in connection with the death of Peaches Geldof. There have been no arrests at this stage."

Peaches' body was formally identified by her father, Bob Geldof, with her death paralleling that of her mother Paula Yates, who died in 2000 after an accidental overdose of heroin. The inquest into Geldof's death has been postponed until July 23.

Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent on April 7. Police said at the time that her death was being treated as "non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden".

A funeral service for Geldof was held at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in the village of Davington, Kent, on April 21. Her father, musician Bob Geldof, led the tributes. Her ashes were believed to have been scattered at Bob Geldof's Davington Priory country estate. Mourners included musicians Jools Holland, Bill Wyman and Johnny Borrell and former Creation boss Alan McGee.

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