Rebecca Tollan had her life ahead of her. At just 23 years old, the young woman became a mother for the first time in the summer of 2019 of a little boy who filled her with happiness. But her life changed in the evening from July 14 to 15, 2019. At the time, Rebecca Tollan decided to leave her baby with her loved ones to go and enjoy an evening with friends. With her cousin, she went drinking in an outdoor bar at the Railway Tavern in Glasgow. It was then that two men seated nearby offered them two glasses. To thank them, Rebecca and Pamela decided to settle down with them. The young mother would then have asked the men if they had “something”.

“I knew exactly what she meant…ask if they had any cocaine,” her cousin recalled during the trial. The two men therefore gave a small sachet of drugs to Rebecca, who went to the bar’s toilets to snort. All then all went to a house in the Bellshill area. Pamela remembered seeing four lines of cocaine on a black plate. “Becky did what she wanted. No matter what you said to her, she wouldn’t listen, assured her cousin. I told her, ‘You don’t need it… you’re having a good time’ . I told him to stop.” But as they were about to take a taxi home, Rebecca started shaking uncontrollably.

Both men are charged with manslaughter.

When they arrived, the emergency services could only confirm the death of this young mother. Subsequently, the two men present during this tragic evening were arrested. For the past few days, Barry McAuley, 40, and Martin Stewart, 34, have been on trial for voluntary homicide since Rebecca died of an overdose. The duo allegedly “recklessly and illegally” gave her the “potentially lethal” Class A drug on July 14 and 15, 2019. The indictment says Rebecca died after “ingesting” the drug. Both defendants deny the charges in Glasgow High Court.

She dies at 23 on her very first outing post-pregnancy because of two unscrupulous men

Tragic evening © Pexel

Maria T.
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