Ian Strachan has been named as one of the men accused of attempting to blackmail an unidentified member of the royal family. On Oct. Some accounts suggested that the video showed the royal engaged in a gay sex act with the aide; in tamer versions, the aide was said to have made claims about a gay sex act with the royal.
Please refresh the page and retry. A socialite who tried to blackmail the Royal Family over an alleged gay sex scandal killed himself by taking a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest heard. Mr Strachan, who claimed to be friends with Princes Harry and William, had registered to three separate practices, two GPs and a private clinic to feed his prescription drug habit.
The Queen's nephew Viscount Linley, the son of the late Princess Margaret, cannot be identified in Britain, but has been named on websites and newspapers elsewhere, including Australia and on US television. Buckingham Palace has not commented on the affair, saying it is a police matter. British newspapers have contacted year-old Linley, who has likewise refused to comment.
Strachan, whose real name was Paul Adalsteinsson, used different names — including Paul Stein — to obtain a variety of prescription drugs which he popped "like sweets," the inquest heard. His left leg was amputated following a 30ft fall from a balcony inand he was visiting numerous hospitals — including Chelsea and Westminster and St Thomas' — for surgery. In the hours before his death he had become aggressive and sent texts at 1am to his mum Elizabeth Stratton, who had been for lunch with him the day before.
A married member of the Royal Family was the victim of a gay sex and drugs blackmail plot, a court heard yesterday. A separate recording was said to show the staff member chopping up lines of cocaine with a Harrods credit card. Accused: Ian Strachan denies attempting to blackmail a member of the Royal Family.
A man who tried to blackmail the Royal Family over a gay sex scandal killed himself by taking a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest heard. Ian Strachan, 40, was found dead on Christmas Eve just hours after seeing his mum at his plush flat in Marylebone, central London, the hearing was told. Strachan, originally from Aberdeen, claimed to be friends with Princes Harry and William, had registered to three separate practices, two GPs and a private clinic to feed his prescription drug habit.
Grimsby trawler owner's son Ian Strachan died after taking a cocktail of drugs. Mr Strachan claimed to be friends with Princes Harry and William, had registered to three separate practices, two GPs and a private clinic to feed his prescription drug habit. While in Dubai in he allegedly crashed an Audi R8 supercar and he spent 10 months in the Gulf country before making a daring escape via Iran, he told his GP.
An Old Bailey jury was told yesterday that the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons and is known only as Witness A, was "deeply concerned" at allegations that he had committed a sex act on a male member of his staff. He asked his friend, Witness C - who went on to help Scotland Yard set up a sting with an undercover policeman which trapped the defendants - to speak to the men claiming to have copies of his employee's "confession" on tape. Accused: Ian Strachan from Chelsea, London,denies making unwarranted demands with menaces between July and September last year.
The pair had threatened to release sound recordings in which the royal's aide made "scandalous" remarks about his employer, including claims he had performed oral sex on him on the kitchen floor during a party. Mr Justice Cooke said: "The corrosive evil of blackmail means that any sentence must have a deterrent effect," adding that he was sure they had acted together to target the royal — a "particularly susceptible" victim. The trial was so sensitive that much of it was cloaked in secrecy.
After months of mystery, authorities in the U. He was sentenced to five years in prison but only served about half that time before being released. After his release, Strachan was plagued with a slew of bizarro problems, including falling from a foot balcony in and needing to have his left leg amputated, and being trapped in Dubai in due to an expired visa, crashing a luxury Audi R8, and then escaping the country by crossing through war-torn Iran.