Cambridge: Two Die Near River Cam

16 July 2013, 15:22 | Updated: 17 July 2013, 13:04

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."