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Warning about taking drugs

14 Mar 2015 02:05 AM

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Police in Gateshead are warning about the dangers of taking illegal drugs after four teenagers were taken to hospital.

Just after midnight in the early hours of Saturday, March 14, police were called to an address in Well Lane after a 15-year-old male was found unconscious. He has been taken to hospital for treatment.

The report followed three reports during the evening of Friday, March 13, of youths being treated by paramedics and taken to hospital after becoming unwell.

It's believed in all cases the youths had taken illegal drugs and, while at this stage it is not known whether or not the cases are linked, police are warning anyone about the dangers of taking illegal drugs and urging anyone who may have taken an illegal drug and feels unwell to seek medical advice immediately.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector John Douglas said: "We're carrying out enquiries to establish exactly what has happened and whether these incidents are linked. However, we want to remind and warn people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs, or indeed any drugs that have not been prescribed to them.

"If anyone has taken an illegal substance and becomes unwell they should seek medical advice immediately."

To report inormation about drugs and drugs supply contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 16 140315.

Anyone who needs emergency medical attention should call 999.

For further information and advice in relation to drugs visit www.frank.com orĀ  www.hiwecanhelp.co.uk