THE son of High Wycombe’s former deputy mayor took a fatal cocktail of drugs before he was discovered dead in bushes, an inquest heard today.

Bradley White, 26, said ‘I have just phoned so you can tell my kids I love them’ in a 25-minute emergency call to ambulance staff hours before his body was found by a passer-by on September 29 last year.

Anti-depressants and traces of cocaine, cannabis and alcohol were found in blood samples taken from Mr White, a father-of-three, Amersham Coroner’s Court heard.

Mr White, who refused to tell an ambulance staff operators his exact location, was discovered dead next to a bus stop in Chairborough Road, High Wycombe, at 9.15am following the emergency call at around 5am.

In the call Mr White, an unemployed window fitter, said: “At least if I am gone people won’t knock on my door and come in. I have f***** around with the wrong people and they have come looking for me tonight.”

His mother, Wycombe District Councillor Jane White, wept as witness Junaid Arshad gave evidence and told how he and Mr White took cocaine and cannabis on the evening before he died.

Cllr White was deputy mayor of High Wycombe when her son’s body was discovered.

The inquest continues tomorrow.