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17 February 2015, 08:10
Sussex Police have issued a warning about a potentially lethal batch of ecstasy pills that have been found in clubs in Worthing.
This is the Sussex police statement
Local police in Worthing have become aware that there may be a supply of ecstasy tablets in circulation in the town with a higher level of MDMA, of a type which have been linked to a number of people in other parts of the country being hospitalised after taking them.
A number of yellow tablets marked with a 'UPS' logo were handed to police officers by door staff at a licensed premises in Worthing on the weekend before last (7 to 8 February).
Sergeant Mandy Symes from the Adur and Worthing Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "While we obviously do not condone the criminal use of this drug, this clearly presents an increased risk to those who purchase and use this drug.
"There have so far been noi reports locally or, as far as we are aware, elsewhere in Sussex, of anyone seeking medical help as a result, but we take this issue very seriously and we want to see these drugs removed from circulation and those unfortunately addicted within our communities protected."
"The purpose of this message is to both raise awareness amongst current users and to ensure that partner agencies involved in the treatment and engagement with those who are addicted can brief their staff and clients and raise awareness."
"If anyone has information in relation to this particular batch of drugs or any wider drugs related information they should call Sussex Police on 101, email us at email@example.com anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your information will be treated seriously and in confidence."