More dubious drug coverage from the Mail

The local press coverage of this horrific attack does not mention that the attacker was ‘high on miaow-miaow’, indeed, the newspaper makes it clear that the attacker was fully in control of her emotions throughout the lengthy torture session. The paper does not link her use of mephedrone or indeed alcohol to the attack, but rather than she had now stopped her consumption of both. The paper does not have any comments from the police or judge referring to drink or drugs being part of the attack.

So, the Daily Mail therefore chooses this headline: ‘Blinded by liquid eye liner and burnt with cigarettes, the horrific injuries of victim, 17, tortured by girl gang leader high on miaow-miaow‘. The Daily Mail provides no evidence for this claim. It might be true, but if that is the case then why not provide evidence in the form of a comment from police or the judge involved in the case? It could just be another example of the Daily Mail inventing a link between drugs and violence.

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