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Warning issued by Warwickshire Police after two men die in Rugby

Police in Rugby were called to an address in King Edward Road in the town, by West Midlands Ambulance Service at around 6.40pm yesterday (Sunday, 11 February).

Two men, both in their 20s, were pronounced dead at the address, officers are now investigating whether the sudden, unexplained deaths are linked to an illegal psychoactive substance and await the results of post mortem examinations and toxicology tests.

Drug Packaging
Drug Packaging
Detective Sergeant Mark Greaves said: "Forensic examinations are still being carried out but we are releasing an image of packaging and officers want to raise awareness of the dangers to anyone who may be using drugs from a similar packet either in Rugby or the wider Warwickshire area.  If you experience any unusual symptoms after taking drugs, please seek medical attention immediately."

Anyone with any information or knowledge of the packaging, or its origin, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 302 of 11 February 2018.

Issued: Monday 12 February 2018 12:25 HB Corporate Communcations


Published 12/02/18