A celebrity lawyer has appeared in court accused of drug dealing after his teenage boyfriend died of an overdose.
Henry Hendron, 35, faces allegations of intending to supply ‘meow meow’ and GHB in the Temple – the collection of chambers where the country’s top lawyers are based.
Hendron, who had a flat at Pump Court in the Temple, has previously represented Nadine Dorries MP, the Earl of Cardigan and The Apprentice winner Stella English against Alan Sugar’s firm Viglen.
Police were called to the flat in the early hours of 20 January last year and found the body of his 18-year-old partner, waiter Miguel Jimenez.
No, not the death, obviously, but the general overall behaviour. The amusement is at two levels.
Firstly, confirmation that the taste for young flesh isn’t actually very much to do with women, the patriarchy or anti-feminism, seems to be a rather usual thing among men instead. And secondly, quite how much the new dispensation seems quite similar to the old. Who, having observed the London gay scene of the 80s, would think that when gay marriage was legalised there would be older, richer, men shaking up with younger, poorer, men? And taking party drugs with them?
Just not what you would expect at all, is it?
Then there was this bit which I have to say made me laugh out loud. Perhaps I am displaying prejudice but still:
As a 17-year-old schoolboy Hendron addressed the 1998 Conservative party conference calling for the re-introduction of corporal punishment.
One of those little details worthy of a Eulalie Soeurs comparison.