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Ipswich: Tragic Donatas Kislauskas died as a result of drug use, coroner hears

14:29 05 February 2013

 Donatas Kislauskas who was found collapsed and died in Queen Street on Saturday morning.

Donatas Kislauskas who was found collapsed and died in Queen Street on Saturday morning.

A YOUNG father who died in an Ipswich street as revellers passed by was discovered in a pool of vomit by road cleaners, an inquest has heard.

Donatas Kislauskas was found in Queen Street by Ipswich Borough Council street cleaners at 6.40am on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

During an inquest on Mr Kislauskas at Ip-City, in Bath Street, Ipswich, it was heard the 29-year-old was found face down with his airwaves full of vomit. His lips had turned blue.

CCTV footage showed Mr Kislauskas apparently staggering through Ipswich before collapsing on to the floor.

He was first spotted at 11.30pm in Cardinal Park. But at 4am officers spotted Mr Kislauskas, understood to have been drunk, stumbling on the Cornhill.

It is believed Mr Kislauskas, who was Lithuanian and lived in Wherstead Road, had been enjoying a night out to celebrate his first permanent job since moving to Ipswich in 2009.

Despite paramedics’ resuscitation attempts, he could not be revived. Greater Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean gave a verdict of death from a complexity of heroin abuse.

He said it was clear no-one interfered with Mr Kislauskas and there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Kislauskas was married to Dovile Cepliejute with two-year-old son Christopher.

He had secured his first permanent job role through recruitment company Staff Bank with a firm in Hadleigh just a week before dying.

In recording a narrative verdict, Dr Dean said: “It shows the dangers of drug abuse. Our thoughts are with his family.”

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6 comments

  • How did this person afford drugs if he has been in England since 2009 and it took 3 years for him to get his first permenant job ? Tax Payers money !!!!

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    the opinion man

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • No sympathy from me, another drug user off the streets.

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    RC

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Headline cals it tragic as he was a father but if he wasnt a father i bet the headline would not say tragic it would have something to do with drug usuage. Im not saying this isnt sad news that a child will grow up without a father but if two drug users die and one is a father and one isnt i dont think either one is more tragic than the other. If anything if you have a child you should know better and be more careful and not do them in the first place.

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    Monkey1986

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Ever heard of temporary jobs, Opinion Man? Whilst buying heroin is certainly an unwise choice, there's no need to start waving the Taxpayer flag over this man's grave.

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    Talking Sleeve

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Little sympathy for the self inflicted death of another drug user from me either.

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    england1770

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • I feel so sorry for the wife and young child left behind but not for the man himself, what self respecting responsible father would leave his wife and child at home to go out all night on a drink and drug binge? I'm sorry but this 'tragic' outcome was as a result of his own choice and selfishness but will have a life long effect on those he leaves behind.

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    MZH

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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