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Gogaine prosecution: Manchester’s Dr Hermans owner, son of MP, due in court over cocaine supplement supply

By Dean Wilkins

An MP’s son, also owner of Manchester’s Dr Hermans shop, is due to appear in court today – charged with selling cocaine supplement Gogaine.

Sean Alex Ellman, 40, of Parkville Road, is the son of Louise Ellman MP for Liverpool Riverside and was due to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court to face charges regarding the supply of the substance from the herbal shop.

But Ellman missed the original court date – a trial that is a national first – because he was on holiday.

Dr Hermans shop in Eastgate Row, Chester, was raided in August 2011 following the collapse of a 17-year-old boy who had taken Gogaine.

He is charged with both the supply of a chemical substance and omitting to provide the purchaser with information about the potential risks associated with the product.

Ellman – the proprietor of the popular outlet – also owns shop in Manchester, Warrington and St Helens.

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