The mother of a young woman whose life was wrecked by heroin has called for a new iPhone drug-dealing game to be banned.
Underworld , which will be available to download on the Apple phone later this month, allows players to peddle virtual narcotics in real-world locations.
The free game, previously called Drug Lords but renamed in a bid to get it past Apple's censors, has been branded outrageous by Thelma Pickard whose daughter Amy has been in a seven-year coma since experimenting with heroin at the age of 17.
Leading drugs charities have also condemned the game, saying it trivialises the harm caused by Britain's illegal drugs trade.
Thelma said: My daughter's life has been ruined by drugs. If this game is allowed to come out, impressionable kids will play it and Amy's mistake will be repeated over and over again. Youngsters like Amy are exactly the people who download and play
games like this on their mobiles. I just want to help other families avoid the nightmare that's wrecked mine.