Grieving mum pays emotional tribute to daughter killed by deadly drug cocktail

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A heartbroken mum has paid an emotional tribute to her daughter who was killed by a lethal cocktail of drugs.

Mum-of-three Emma Brennan tragically died after being injected in her home in Grimsby.

The 29-year-old had been injected with a "snowball" of heroin and cocaine on November 2, 2019.

Her grief-stricken mum Dee Smith has spoken out about the dangers of drugs and its impact on families.

Dee's tribute comes after Amanda Walton, 37, of Castle Street was jailed for four-and-a-half-years at Grimsby Crown Court after admitting manslaughter.

She injected Emma with the deadly mix, but did try to save her life by giving her CPR, reports Grimsby Live.

Dee said: "If anything is to come of this tragedy, it is the chance for people to look at what happened to Emma and see what happens when you go down that road with drugs.

"It can happen to any family. I hope this stops someone from going down that road."

Despite her grief, Dee wants to see Emma's killer get the help she needs to beat drugs.

She said: "It doesn't matter what she got. It will not change anything.

"I know a lot of my family will not agree with me but from my personal view, I hope she takes the help offered and I hope people read what happened to Emma.

"If it helps one person to get off drugs, then something will have come of it all.

Dee regularly takes one of Emma's three boys to her grave at Scartho Cemetery where he sings "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to his mum.

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Emma loved dancing to Motown music and her favourite performers were Celine Dion and Lionel Richie.

Dee told Grimsby Live: "She had a heart of gold and was absolutely beautiful. I miss her every single day.

"She was very popular and loving and a wonderful mother, who just struggled with life.

"Emma felt isolated and she was easily led. She suffered from anxiety and depression and was vulnerable."

Dee told how Emma was prescribed anti-depressants after a brutal attack by two girls when she was just 13, which left her with severe facial injuries.

She said that was when she noticed a change in her daughter, who had lost confidence and was anxious.

Emma enjoyed a long-standing friendship with her old schoolmate Steph Haughey who was in court to support Dee and her family.

Dee said: "Steph was her one true friend. As for the rest, Emma just ended up with the wrong crowd.

"She was easily led and could be easily persuaded. I am quite sure she was persuaded by someone who would have said 'It's ok to take this thing.'

"Her death has devastated her family, especially her two elder brothers. She used to follow them everywhere when she was growing up. They are distraught.

"We all just want people to realise there is a heavy price for taking drugs and it is an offence to inject someone, even with their permission and you pay the price.

"It wasn't an accident and people should think on that."

Despite Walton attempting to revive Emma by giving her CPR and using an Epi-pen, she was sadly pronounced dead in the living room of the property by paramedics at 6.40am on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Before police arrived at the scene, Walton had attempted to hide the evidence of what had happened.

She hid the syringe in a drawer and claimed not to have been present when Emma took the drugs.

However, she later admitted what had really happened and admitted manslaughter.

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