A student died hours after taking morphine that belonged to his friend’s father, an inquest has heard. Louis Ciampoli-Messiou, 17, filmed himself taking the drugs in the early hours of Boxing Day 2018 shortly before passing out at a house in Bampton, Oxfordshire. His friend woke up at 5pm but was unable to wake Louis up and an ambulance was called but he was declared dead. A coroner heard that they had planned to take MDMA and cannabis together, but they found a brown bottle of liquid morphine which had been prescribed to his friend’s dad. Coroner Darren Salter said: ‘On Louis’s phone, there was evidence of recreational drug usage and a selfie video taken by Louis.
‘There is a selfie video on his phone at 4.32am in the early hours of the day he died. It is only around 15 seconds long but there is some footage of Louis. ‘He appears to be high and there is also, I think in the video, a bottle that can be seen with some liquid in it.’ When ambulance crews arrived, Louis was lying on his back on a bedroom floor and was not breathing. The business and tourism student had fatal levels of morphine in his blood and MDMA and cannabis were also present. Lisa Ciampoli-Messiou, Louis’ mother, told the inquest in Oxford: ‘Louis was a happy, nurturing and kind boy who had so many friends. He had friends from different areas of his life.
‘He was always a good boy, I miss him very much as does everyone who loved him.’ Acting Detective Inspector Ben Henley told the inquest: ‘We are unlikely to ever be 100 per cent sure what took place. ‘The only known witness to what took place that night is the friend. What is known is that during Christmas night, Louis and his friend took class A drugs. ‘They went to sleep in the bed at 3am to 4am. The friend woke up at around 5pm and tried to wake Louis but could not. He shouted for his dad and the father called an ambulance.’ No charges are being brought.