FBU says reduced numbers are leading to slower response times
Cambridge: Two Die Near River Cam
The bodies of two people have been found on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge.
Police are investigating after two people died and a third was taken ill, after it is thought they had taken drugs in Cambridge.
A man and a woman, in her 40s, died after collapsing in Chesterton Road shortly after 12pm today (Tuesday).
The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained.
Detective Inspector Billy Bremner said: "We are aware that two people have died and a third was taken ill at about the same time. We are in the early stages of investigating these tragic deaths and are keeping an open mind as to the cause.
At this stage we can say that the three people involved are believed to have taken drugs in Cambridge shortly before becoming ill.
We would urge anyone who has any information about the supply of drugs in the city to call police.
We would always advise against taking any drug, however if anyone is intending to take drugs we would urge them to ensure that there is someone nearby who can look after them should they fall ill."
The East of England Ambulance Service say they were alerted at 11.51am.
Ambulance resources including the Trusts hazardous area response team (HART), the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) team by a response car, ambulance crews , response cars, officers and a tactical officer attended the scene
East of England Ambulance Service Spokesperson Gary Sanderson said: "Sadly after everyone’s best efforts the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second casualty, a man, was found unwell close by and he sadly died at the scene.
A third casualty, a man, was taken unwell and he was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure."
Council Says Work Is Only A Precaution
Events across the weekend to celebrate the work of our Armed Forces
Stephen James Was More Than Twice Over The Limit
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.