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Local man lobbies MPs on change to drug laws

Ray Lakeman meets cross-party group at Westminster

A Port St Mary man has been lobbying parliament in Westminster for a change to drug laws.

Ray Lakeman's two sons, Jacques and Torin, died in 2014 after taking drugs they had bought on the dark web.

Mr Lakeman has campaigned for drugs to be legalised and regulated ever since, as he believes the move would prevent further deaths in similar circumstances.

Tuesday was labelled as National Drugs Recognition Day, and he was with the campaign group Anyone's Child whose members hold that UK drug laws, more than drugs, are responsible for deaths like those of Jacques and Torin.

Mr Lakeman says he met with a cross-party group of MPs

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