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Police issue drug warning after death of Cumbrian teenager

Cumbria Police are issuing a drug warning following the death of a teenager in Manchester on Saturday (December 10th).

The 19-year-old Cumbrian girl died after taking ecstasy, thought to have been a ‘pink teddy bear’ pill.

Police are concerned for others who may take these tablets, and urge people to think of the potentially fatal consequences of taking them.

Detective Inspector Helen Ellis said: “Unfortunately it is unlikely that this girl is the only one to have been offered one of these tablets, and I am urging people to simply not take them if they still have them in their possession. You can never be sure of what a drug contains and as this tragic case shows, it can have fatal consequences.

“Anyone who has taken such a drug is urged to seek medical assistance.

“Police would also like to speak to anyone who has any information in relation to the existence of these types of tablets in Cumbria.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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