Two girls and a boy aged 15 'rushed to hospital vomiting blood after taking Clockwork Orange legal high'
Legal high advertised as 'dynamic blend of herbal mix' that gives a 'real hit'
Three teenagers have been treated in hospital for vomiting blood after taking a legal high known as Clockwork Orange Herbal Incense.
Paramedics were called to a house in Blyth, Northumberland after the teenagers fell ill. The two girls and a boy, all 15-years-old, were taken to Wansbeck District General Hospital yesterday. One of the girls was then transferred to North Tyneside Hospital. They are said to be in a stable condition and have been kept in hospital for observation.
Officers are working to find out where the substance came from.
The incense is described by producers as an 'awesome herbal mix and dynamic blend that gives a real hit'. Users are advised to light the substance in an incense burner and inhale the fumes. Legal highs- which mimic the effects of illegal drugs- often contain chemicals that have not been used in human consumption. Users can never be sure what they are taking and what its effects might be.
Superintendent Alan Veitch said: 'We want people to be aware of the dangers of taking drugs, including so called legal highs. 'I would like to stress that the use of legal high drugs is not safe and can kill or have a devastating impact on people's health. 'These substances often contain potentially dangerous chemicals.
'Anyone who misuses drugs, prescribed or non-prescribed, is putting their life at risk and people should also be aware that this risk is significantly increased if mixed with alcohol. 'We are working to identify and visit premises selling these substances and will take any action necessary to ensure the safety of the public.'
The Daily Mail (Sara Smyth reporting)
21st April 2013
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