Police drugs warning over heroin batch

POLICE and NHS Calderdale have warned that an extra strong and dangerous batch of heroin could be in circulation in West Yorkshire.

The warning follows the death of three men in East Lancashire last weekend. The deaths are believed to be drugs-related.

Lancashire Police are concerned that a particularly strong and dangerous batch of heroin could be in circulation and officers believe it is highly likely that the same batch is also in West Yorkshire.

Dr Sophie Egerton, public health registrar seconded to West Yorkshire Police, said: “These deaths are a tragic reminder of the dangers of taking drugs.

“If there is a stronger batch of heroin in circulation at the moment, it could lead to accidental overdose and we would urge users to contact their local drug support services for advice at this time.”

Calderdale Substance Misuse Service can be contacted by calling 01422 397300.

Anyone who has information regarding the supply of drugs can pass that information to the police directly on 0845 6060606 or call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.