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24 August 2015, 10:19
There's a warning about the dangers of new ecstasy tablets found at V Festival in Staffordshire over the weekend.
Staffordshire Police say the purple pills with a 'Louis Vuitton' logo on them and orange tablets with a picture of a crown on the front have harmful chemicals in them.
In a statement officers say, “We examined the tablets at the onsite drugs lab, and we are concerned that high level of purity could cause users to become serious ill.
“Late last night a young man was found collapsed in the arena and he was immediately treated and transferred to hospital with a suspected drug overdose. Thankfully the man is recovering in hospital.
“We are working to support the organisers to keep V Festival as safe and enjoyable event and I urge anyone in contact with drugs to deposit them in the dedicated drugs bins on the site.”
Steve Wheaton from West Midlands Ambulance Service added “I urge anyone feeling unwell who may have had drugs to seek immediate medical help. We have doctors, paramedics and skilled staff on site to deal with any emergency and we are working closely with the onsite medical teams to provide any urgent support.”
More than a thousand people were treated by medical staff at Weston Park over the weekend.