Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Prison chaplain caught smoking crack

A prison chaplain has been suspended after admitting smoking crack cocaine. The Rev Robert Pearson, 54, a Church of England priest at Pentonville jail in north London, was secretly filmed visiting a crack den.

A report in yesterday's Daily Mirror said that when confronted by mobile phone footage showing him heating the highly addictive drug before inhaling it from a pipe, Mr Pearson confessed: "It's true. I can't make any excuses. It's a stupid sodding thing to do. I just want to say sorry to my family. They know nothing about this." More.

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