Vile rapist who gave young girls cannabis before horrific sexual attack sobs as he’s jailed

Daily Record | 28th May 2021

A man who plied two teenage girls with cannabis before sexually assaulting one and raping another sobbed as he was led away by a prison officer.

Daniel Guymer 33, targeted his first victim in November 2017 after he met her in Pearson Park, that summer, Hull Live reported…

The court heard Guymer was interviewed about the first incident and told police at the time he smoked 4g of cannabis and would share with his brother and friends but denied supplying the class B drug.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/sexual-assault-cannabis-drugs-court-24203982

Filed under ‘Rape, paedophilia and sexual violence’.

‘NO REGARD’ 

Mercedes driver high on cocaine and cannabis slammed into boy, 6, at 60mph and ‘didn’t care if he was alive or dead’

The Sun | 27th May 2021

A MERCEDES driver who slammed into a six-year-old boy while high on cocaine and cannabis “didn’t care if he was dead or alive,” a court heard.

Harry Summersgill, 24, left Noah Herring with a bleed on the brain after smashing into him – and a bus stop – at 60mph.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15091446/driver-jailed-cocaine-crash-boy/

Filed under ‘Drug driving’.

Horatio Clare: ‘My psychosis was brought on by cannabis’

 Evening Standard | 4th March 2021

“I will never smoke it again. Strong cannabis is a destroyer of mental health and of lives, and the earlier you smoke it, the more damage it does. Prohibition means the substance is stronger, so what’s available, particularly to young people, can be lethal. The national conversation should move away from ‘cannabis is probably harmless’ to ‘it very likely isn’t, and the harm it does is catastrophic’.

“We need to be much more open about that,” he says. “I can also say with absolutely certainty that I haven’t met anybody who’s been sectioned – and I’ve met a great many – who didn’t have a relationship with cannabis. You don’t know until it destroys everything, that you’re the person who it’s going to destroy.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/books/horatio-clare-writer-cannabis-psychosis-mental-health-b921442.html

Filed under ‘Suicide, attempted suicide and self harm’.

Man high on magic mushrooms used blowtorch to burn face of boy (2) as he sat in his buggy

Irish Independent | 18th May 2021

He believed he was seeing “shadows” and was attempting to burn them away with the blowtorch, defence counsel, Karl Monahan BL, said.

Brennan has no previous convictions.

Ms Collard said the little boy’s entire family have been emotionally affected by what happened. The boy’s parents in particular are “full of what-ifs”, she said.

The boy’s father cried in court as he said the attack had left him “empty, scared for my family’s safety and helpless”. He said he struggles with sleep and feels nauseated when he sees the footage of Brennan hurting his son.

The boy’s mother said she still struggles to come to terms with the fact her child was attacked in their garden. She said the assault has left her sad and afraid. “I hold my children close to my heart and tell them I love them every day,” she said.

Both parents reported how their child has had nightmares and sleep difficulties in the wake of the assault, has become hysterical when he sees a strange man and is scared to go out in the front garden where the attack occurred.

Mr Monahan said Brennan was diagnosed with autism when he was a child and Asperger’s Syndrome when he was a teenager. He started using cannabis which may have led to him developing schizophrenia.

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/dublin/man-high-on-magic-mushrooms-used-blowtorch-to-burn-face-of-boy-2as-he-sat-in-his-buggy-40440589.html

Filed under ‘Violence, abuse and attempted murder’.

‘Beautiful’ and ‘bubbly’ pharmacy worker, 20, died from overdose after finding out that her boyfriend had been cheating

Manchester Evening News | 11th May 2021

“Victoria wasn’t an habitual drug taker, she smoked weed like a lot of young people do.

“A lot of young people think it doesn’t affect them in any way, shape or form but it does. It alters their personality and behaviour.”

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/beautiful-bubbly-pharmacy-worker-20-20568045

Filed under ‘Suicide, attempted suicide and self-harm’.

‘Dangerous offender’ jailed for sexually abusing teenage girl after plying her with cannabis and alcohol

Bradford Telegraph & Argus | 10th May 2021

Anthony Webster was today sentenced at Bradford Crown Court for sexual activity with a child, attacking a man in a pub and growing £7,457 of cannabis at his home.

Webster did not start the attack in the pub and the cannabis crop was to feed his own habit. He had been a regular user of the drug for many years.

Judge Davey jailed Webster for 13 years for sexually abusing the girl, with two years to run consecutively for the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, making 15 years in all. The cannabis sentence was concurrent.

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19291318.dangerous-offender-jailed-sexually-abusing-teenage-girl-plying-cannabis-alcohol/

Filed under ‘Rape, paedophilia and sexual violence’.

Peter Hitchens: Was the Tate Modern attacker driven mad by drugs? Don’t you dare ask!

Mail on Sunday | 9th May 2021

Two questions arose. How had he become unhinged in the first place? Individual madness is quite rare but it is a sad fact that a growing number of children are introduced to marijuana at younger and younger ages and become permanently mentally ill as a result.

Irish psychiatrists last week reported that marijuana is the ‘gravest threat’ to the mental health of young people in that country. The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland said a combination of ever-stronger strains of the drug and a common public belief that it is harmless (the same idiocy is widespread here) has had ‘devastating effects’.

I’ll say. Hardly a day goes by without my friend Ross Grainger adding another hideous case of violence committed by supposedly peaceful dope-smokers to his ‘Attacker Smoked Cannabis’ website.

https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2021/05/peter-hitchens-was-the-tate-modern-attacker-driven-mad-by-drugs-dont-you-dare-ask.html

Dad ‘threw 11-month-old son into river believing baby was turning into devil’

Daily Mirror | 24th Nov. 2020

The court heard the defendant had suffered from mental health problems throughout his life and at 17 was sectioned and diagnosed with psychosis related to cannabis use.

Mr Hall said: “His early life was punctuated with exposures to violence and cannabis use.”

He began a relationship with Miss Blood in 2016 and in October 2018 Zakari, their first son, was born.

Mr Hall said, following Zakari’s birth, the couple argued and Bennett-Eko began to miss GP appointments and started consuming cannabis again.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-threw-11-month-old-23061122

Filed under ‘Murder, manslaughter and infanticide’.

Mold man jailed after cutting victim to the bone in machete attack

Leader | 26th April 2021

A MOLD man who cut his victim to the bone in a machete attack had been “smoking huge amounts of cannabis,” a court heard.

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19259823.mold-man-jailed-cutting-victim-bone-machete-attack/

Filed under ‘Violence, abuse and attempted murder’

Teenager killed his father and attacked his mother after taking drugs and playing violent video games

An appalling story which, despite occurring nearly ten years ago, I have only discovered today (24th April 2021). As I point out in my book, the cases I have amassed, which now run into the thousands, are just the tip of the iceberg.

Daily Mail
20th July, 2012

A teenager who stabbed his father to death and injured his mother in their bedhad been detained indefinitely after it emerged that drugs and violent video games had ‘contributed’ to his mental illness.

Jordan Ryan from Blackburn, Lancashire, who is was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, had been playing a violent video game and also smoked cannabis and taken ‘bubble’ – a street nickname for mephedrone – on the night he fatally knifed Neil Ryan, 46, and injured his mother Deborah, 41.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2176605/Teenager-killed-father-attacked-mother-taking-drugs-playing-violent-video-games.html

Filed under ‘Murder, manslaughter and infanticide’.

Dad-to-be killed in crossbow attack over eviction threat

BBC News
12th April 2021

The court heard Ms Sugden had complained to police and alerted the letting agency about “horrendous” cannabis fumes emanating from Lawrence’s house which entered her daughter’s bedroom, aggravating her asthma.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-56724316

Filed under ‘Murder, manslaughter and infanticide’.

Cannabis addict obsessed with serial killings who stabbed two elderly women jailed

Daily Mirror | 8th Jan. 2021

A cannabis addict obsessed with stabbings and serial killings has been jailed for life after he knifed two lone elderly women in alleyway attacks.

Jayden Hayes attempted to kill one of his victims just 90 minutes after he had been released on bail by magistrates following other alleged offences.

Judge Alan Conrad QC said: “This is a chilling case, in which you Jayden Hayes brought terror to the Oldham area and a case which demonstrates the effect that cannabis can have on a person’s mental health causing in you a psychosis which rendered you dangerous in the extreme.

“During this period you indulged in an obsession in stabbings and serial killing by making searches on the internet.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-thug-who-stabbed-pensioner-23275756

Filed under ‘Violence, abuse and attempted murder’.

Cannabis turned my lovely boyfriend into a violent monster

Hull Daily Mail | 21st Dec. 2020

A Hull mum whose partner broke her daughter’s arm has told how cannabis turned him into a violent monster.

The woman feared for her life as her partner attacked her and her two-year-old daughter “out of the blue”.

“It [the attack] just came out of nowhere. He has been smoking weed a lot recently and it was getting ridiculous, it was every single day. When he didn’t have it he was really horrible and would shake and speak to me like rubbish but as soon as he had it he was really nice. He had had some this day.”

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/cannabis-turned-boyfriend-violent-monster-4812420

Two stories, one month apart

‘UK rapper Black the Ripper’s cause of death confirmed’

‘Today (June 7) a statement was posted on West’s official social media channels from his family, who confirmed that an autopsy had now been carried out.

“Our beloved son Dean died from a sudden heart attack,” they wrote.

‘[The 32-year-old] was also known for his campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK.’

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Smoking weed ‘raises risk of irregular heart rate, heart failure and heart attacks’

‘Smoking cannabis puts people at a higher risk of heart failure and heart attacks, warns a new study.’

Drug user battered stranger’s skull with violent hammer blows

Derby Telegraph | 28th July, 2020 |

A drug user who was smoking £40 of cannabis a day carried out a terrifying and unprovoked hammer attack on a total stranger in the street.

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/drug-user-battered-strangers-skull-4361710