Nicholas Conn had the perfect life path ahead of him – he’d had a happy childhood, a Watford Boys’ Grammar School education, and now he was embarking on a career as a police officer in the Met.
He was 19 when he joined and had just passed his medical test – and his cousin, also in the force, gave him a line of cocaine to celebrate.
“It was just supposed to be a celebratory thing,” remembers Nicholas, from Borehamwood. “I felt euphoric, it was like all my insecurities had just gone. The minute I took it, it was, like, this is what I’ve been searching for, this is how I’m supposed to feel.”
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