Nicholas grew up in Radlett, Carpenders Park and Bushey, and stayed in Hendon while he was training for the Met.
“I lived quite a straight life while I was in the police, although I was using all the time,” he says. “I was nicking all these druggies and thinking ‘You’re scum’, but I completely didn’t associate it with what I was doing myself. I was in so much denial.”
One of the symptoms cocaine users experience is extreme paranoia – something only heightened by working in the police.
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