Police warning about taking unknown substances

28 Nov 2016 14:05 PM

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Police are appealing for information after two North Tyneside teenage boys aged 14 and 16 became unwell after taking an unknown substance.

It happened on Saturday, November 26, near the Boulevard, in Longbenton in North Tyneside. They had each taken what is believed to be four small red tablets, although it is not known what exactly they were. They became unwell and were taken by ambulance to the RVI where they were kept in overnight as a precaution and have since been discharged.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the person who provided the substances and police are also warning of the dangers of taking unknown substances.

Chief Inspector Aidan Sloan said: "We want to identify who is responsible for providing these items so that we can stop anymore of these substances being supplied to young people.

"Taking any unknown substances is incredibly dangerous and in some cases can even be fatal not only that they can make people more vulnerable which could make them more of a target for criminals looking to take advantage.

"It is important that young people take note of this and don't become tempted or pressured into taking drugs."

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Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of those responsible for providing the substances should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 614 261116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.