Four people are in a serious condition in hospital after taking rogue ecstasy tablets.Advertisement
The drugs, known as ‘Mastercard’, led to the death of a teenage girl in Manchester last year.
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Preston Police issued the warning after several people suffered ‘severe medical problems’ after taking the pink pills on Saturday (30 September) evening.
A police spokesman said: “We are dealing with an incident were several people have reacted badly after taking the pills shown which have been linked to deaths in the Manchester area.
“If anyone is in possession of these pills. Do not take them. At this time we are dealing with four people who are suffering severe medical problems. If you have any of these pills destroy them, dispose of them or hand them over to the police for destruction.”
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In May last year 17-year-old Faye Allen, from Liverpool, died after taking the ‘Mastercard’ ecstasy tablet at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.