Police ‘open mind’ to drugs link to man’s death

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DETECTIVES are investigating the cause of death of a 20-year-old man.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to the man, named on the internet as Klone Boam.

He died at an address in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, on Sunday.

Hampshire Constabulary were called shortly after 5pm – formal identification is still being carried out.

It is thought Mr Boam may have taken the ‘green apple’ ecstasy tablet, but this is being investigated by officers.

A police spokesman said: ‘Police officers are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man from Portsmouth.

‘Officers were called to an address in Commercial Road, shortly after 5pm on Sunday.

‘The man was later pronounced dead, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

‘A post-mortem examination is due to be held later this week to help establish the exact cause of death.

‘We are aware of speculation and previous warnings over ecstasy tablets known as green apples.

‘At this time there is no evidence in our investigation so far to confirm a definite link between the death and one particular drug.

‘However, we are keeping an open mind about information we receive. Police have regular discussions with medical professionals and drugs counsellors from partner agencies.’

Tributes have been left on Facebook for the well-known man.

Sam Wilkie, from Portsmouth, posted: ‘I’m going to miss you so much mate, words can’t describe the joy you bought into our lives.

‘I will see you again one day Klone Boam and we will reminisce of the good times brother.

‘I love you loads mate RIP Xxx’

Danielle Louise George, also from Portsmouth, said: ‘A smiling face, a heart of gold, the dearest boy the world could hold.

‘R.I.P Klone Boam. You will be truly missed by many of us.’

If you have information, call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.