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Police issue warning after 6 teenagers taken to hospital due to drugs

Police Scotland is advising parents and guardians to talk to their children about the dangers of taking drugs after six teenagers were taken to hospital after becoming unwell.

Around 6.25 pm on Saturday 24 February 2018 Police in Ayrshire were informed of three 13 year-olds who had become unwell and had been taken to Crosshouse Hospital.

A further three children, also aged 13, were also taken to the same hospital shortly afterwards with similar symptoms.

All six children were kept in hospital overnight for observations.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish circumstances surrounding each person taking unwell, however one line of enquiry is that they may have taken a type of MDMA.

All of those involved are known to each other.

Detective Inspector Fraser Normansell, said:

“Police were informed of six children who had been taken to Crosshouse Hospital after taking unwell.

“One line of enquiry is that they had taken a type of MDMA tablet, believed to be red, green or brown in colour bearing an owl logo.

“We want to remind the public that any drug can be dangerous and that you are putting your health at risk if you do take anything unknown to you.

“Anyone who feels unwell, or knows anyone who appears unwell after taking these substances should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.”


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