Police issue ecstasy warning after Rugby teen collapses on New Year's Eve - The Rugby Observer

Police issue ecstasy warning after Rugby teen collapses on New Year's Eve

Rugby Editorial 3rd Jan, 2019   0

A TEENAGE boy fell critically ill on New Year’s Eve after taking high-purity ecstasy, police suspect.

The 16-year-old from Rugby was found collapsed in Bilton Road at around 9.40pm on Monday December 31.

A member of the public flagged down a passing police car and officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived.

Police seized ecstasy tablets bearing the Audi car logo and the letters ‘AU’ from the scene, and found them to be high-purity MDMA.

Detective Inspector Dave Andrews said: “While it is too early to speculate on the circumstances leading up to the boy falling ill, it is important to remind people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs.

“We strongly advise anyone to consider the consequences of taking any illegal substance; both in terms of their health and the legal consequences.

“We’re particularly concerned in this case because of the discovery of high-purity ecstasy. I would urge anyone with ecstasy matching the description of that seized not to take it.

“We have launched a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances leading up to the boy being taken ill and whether any criminal actions contributed to his condition.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 327 of December 31, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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