Fresh warning over 'bad heroin' (London)

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  1. Lunar Loops

    Lunar Loops Driftwood Platinum Member & Advisor

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    This from the BBC News website:


    Fresh warning over 'bad heroin'


    anewsimg.bbc.co.uk_media_images_42302000_jpg__42302064_drugsgen203.jpg Officers say the deaths of four drug users may be related

    Police have cautioned drug-users about a suspected batch of bad heroin after two men were found dead in east London.
    One victim, 30, was found at a house in Ilford Lane, in Ilford, while another man, 50, was discovered in Valentines Park, in Ilford, clutching a syringe.
    The latest warning comes just days after two other drug-users were found dead in south London. Officers say both incidents may be related.
    Officers in Redbridge said the batch of narcotics was "particularly lethal".
    Local circulation
    Both victims, who were discovered on 5 November, are yet to be identified but police believe that both men may have purchased the drugs locally.
    Det Insp Ronan McManus said: "The batch of heroin that seems to be in circulation at the moment appears to be particularly lethal and by putting out this warning we can help people make informed decisions. "We also urge anyone who may get into difficulties and become ill through the use of drugs to seek medical help as soon as possible," he said. On Thursday, police in Lambeth in south London warned drug-users about a batch of 'lethal' drugs in circulation locally.

     
  2. Forthesevenlakes

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    hm, they dont stay how it was lethal though. fentanyl-laced? or something else?
     
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    Looks like the bad batch has surfaced in Dublin

    Six Dublin deaths may be due to bad heroin
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    GardaĆ­ are investigating the possibility that contaminated heroin may have led to deaths of six addicts in Dublin.

    The deaths occurred in three city hospitals - St Vincent's, Beaumont and the Mater - and post mortems have been carried out on the bodies.

    GardaĆ­ suspect that a contaminated consignment of the drug may have been responsible for the fatalities.


    Bad heroin warning after 6 addicts die

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    Six heroin addicts have died in the last week in Dublin after using a suspected contaminated batch of the drug, it emerged today.

    Officers at the Garda National Drug Unit issued a warning to all users in the capital who were feeling unwell to attend hospital.

    The deaths of the men and women in their 20s and 30s occurred in three city hospitals - four at the Mater, one at St Vincent's and one in Beaumont - and post mortem examinations have been carried out on the bodies.

    But gardai are awaiting results of toxicology tests to determine if the users may have been poisoned by bad heroin.

    The six who died lived in various parts of the city and were brought to casualty at different times.
     
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    Worrying stuff. In Ireland, Polish dealers have started to mix actual concrete into bags of weed in order to bulk up the weight. It's believed that they can turn six kilos of weed into ten. Some of the buds are rock hard! It doesn't surprise me that the heroin supply can be contaminated also.
     
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    Three die amid 'bad heroin' fears

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    Three drug users have died in a week after injecting themselves with "contaminated" heroin, police fear.

    Two men and a woman, aged in their 20s, died in separate incidents while a fourth man remains seriously ill.

    Syringes and drugs paraphernalia were recovered near the victims at both addresses in Hackney, east London.

    "There could be a batch currently in circulation which may pose a potentially lethal threat," said Det Insp Daniel Smith.

    'Be careful'


    Two men were found dead by police on Tuesday in Arcola Street. They have yet to be formally identified.

    On Saturday, police found two people, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s, collapsed in a property in Whiston Road.

    Both were taken to Homerton Hospital where the woman died. The man remains in a serious condition.

    Det Insp Smith said: "We are warning drug users in Hackney to be especially careful.

    "If you have taken drugs and feel unwell I'd urge you to seek urgent medical attention."