Police warning over potentially fatal batch of pills following death in Warwickshire

Issued by Warwickshire Police
Issued by Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are warning people of the dangers of taking any illegal drugs and the risks associated with not knowing the content of what they are taking.

The warning is after a teenager died at his home in Nuneaton on Sunday May 31, potentially as a result of a dangerous batch of pills.

Issued by Warwickshire Police

Issued by Warwickshire Police

At this stage it is unknown whether these pills were taken or contributed to his death.

Police have released images of the pills which are currently being tested and are urging the public to be extra vigilant.

The pills are described as a round, a reddish/pink colour with a logo similar to the one used by Creamfields festival.

Detective Sergeant James Coleman said: “It is not only illegal to buy and sell drugs but can also be very dangerous, and potentially fatal. We are urging the public not to be tempted to take illegal drugs - you don’t know what they are made of or where they have come from.

“We are eager to hear from anyone who has been offered drugs matching this description recently. Please alert police so that we can remove them from our streets.

“We are continuing with our enquiries to trace the suppliers of these pills. Our thoughts are very much with the teenager’s family at this sad and difficult time.”

For drug advice, visit the Talk To Frank website: www.talktofrank.com.

There is also a 24/7 National Drugs Helpline on 0800 776600 - a free and confidential telephone service that offers advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 215 of Sunday 31st May.

Alternatively, the independent charity, Crimestoppers, can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org