Home Office boss jailed for spiking pregnant mistress’s drink with abortion pill
The Metro says a married Home Office boss who spiked his pregnant mistress’s orange juice in a bid to cause a miscarriage has been jailed for more than three-and-a-half years.
Darren Burke, 43, wanted Laura Slade to have an abortion to keep his double life secret from his wife but she refused, Isleworth Crown Court heard.
He crushed tablets of mifepristone into Ms Slade’s glass and asked her to drink it, saying she needs to keep her vitamins up. She declined and Burke poured the juice down the sink as he left on December 4, 2020.
But Ms Slade called the police when she noticed a powdery residue and white granules in the empty glass. Forensic tests revealed the presence of the prescription drug.
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