Newham Police issue drugs warning to young people

By Rachel Bishop on May 13, 2014 3:50 PM |


Newham Police has warned young people of the dangers of drugs this week.

Newham officers have dealt with numerous drugs possession offences in the last few months, but they have also been faced with situations where young people had to be rushed to hospital after taking drugs.

Police were called to an illegal rave at Carpetright in Manor Road on February 16, where six people who had taken drugs at the event were taken to hospital suffering from heart palpitations, confusion and paranoia.

The drug they had taken is known as Alpha, which is believed to be similar to Meth Amphetamine.

Just days after a number of people were rushed to hospital from a warehouse party in Beckton, after it is believed they took MDMA at an event in Hillcroft Road on February 24.

Detective constable David Pearce, of Newham Police's Violent Crime Unit said: "Taking any street drug is gambling with your life.

"We are all aware of cases where people have lost their lives as a result of taking what they believe to be "recreational" drugs. There is no such thing as a safe recreational drug.

"We want everyone to enjoy their social life, but please do it safely. Don't take risks with your health and your life."

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