Drug users are being warned about extra-strong heroin on sale in Newcastle.
Northumbria Police say they have received information about a variety of the drug that turns a pinkish colour when heated that is thought to be especially dangerous.
Detectives believe the drug maybe circulating in the Newcastle area and are urging anyone who has further information to contact them.
Chief Inspector Peter Bent said: "This drug is potentially very dangerous and I would urge anyone who is offered any or has information about where it is being used or sold to contact police as soon as possible.
"We continue to work hard to target and arrest users and suppliers of drugs in the city to reduce the harm caused by such substances, and we work closely with our partners to ensure the appropriate drug support is available.
"I'd urge anyone who has information about drug use or supply in their community to get in touch with police, anonymously if necessary, so we can take action."
Police can be contacted on 101 ext 69191, or alternatively information can be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
For further advice contact drug support agency Lifeline Harm Reduction Service on 0191 261 4719.
03 June, 2012
Sky Tyne & Wear