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'Drug' deaths police press conference
DETECTIVE Chief Inspector Mark Oliver led a press conference this afternoon where he linked the deaths of two teenage boys with a legal drug known locally as M-CAT.
DCI Oliver said it appeared Louis Wainwright, 18, and Nick Smith, 19, died after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs on a night out in Scunthorpe town centre.
The double tragedy has prompted a police warning over the use of M-CAT, which is derived from plant fertiliser and is also known as as Mephedrone, Bubble, Meow and MC.
DCI Oliver said: "From our investigations wwe have information to suggest these deaths are linked to M-CAT.
"We encourage anyone who may have taken the drug or knows somebody who has taken it to go to hospital as a matter of urgency."
Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident, one of these men is currently in hospital where he is under observation as it is thought he may also have taken the substance.
Another woman is also in hospital undergoing medical examination.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 15:49
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