Sunday, 2 August 2015

Rogue drugs prompt Kendal Calling warnings

Three more people are being treated in hospital, following the death of a teenager after being sold “rogue drugs” at the Kendal Calling festival in the Lake District. Christian Pay, 18, from Millom in Cumbria died in hospital following “substance abuse”. All of the latest victims were said to be 'seriously ill'. A 29-year-old woman remains in a critical state. Two others have been discharged after hospital treatment - they were amongst the first five who were taken ill on Friday.

Drugs seized that may be linked to the illnesses include a blue tablet with an Adidas logo, yellow powder believed to be MDMA, and an orange oval tablet with a Rolls-Royce logo. Other seized drugs have been described as green tablets with a white fleck and plain grey tablets with a white fleck.Four people were arrested on suspicion of intent to supply drugs. All were released on bail.   

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