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Prince William quizzes addicts on legalisation of drugs

By Toby Jones

The Duke of Cambridge has quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a charity supporting users to get clean.

William told three former users it was a "question I had to ask" after talking to them and visiting the east London-based Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), which provides services for alcohol and drug addicts.

The Duke said to the trio: "Can I ask you a very massive question - it's a big one - there's obviously a lot of pressure growing in areas about legalising drugs and things like that. What are your individual opinions on that?"

Heather Blackburn (49) told him that she thought the legalisation of drugs was "a good idea" and that money was wasted on "drug laws".

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