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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C
# Manchester
Two arrests after 12-year-olds take ecstasy and are hospitalised
The girls are in a stable condition.

THREE YOUNG GIRLS who took ecstasy tablets in Manchester, England, are now in a stable condition.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Greater Manchester Police said that shortly before 9.50pm on Saturday, officers were called to a location after reports that three girls aged 12 and from Salford had taken ecstasy pills described as ‘Teddy Tablets’.

All three were taken to hospital and are now in a stable condition.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance and remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Walker, of GMP’s Salford Borough, said:

It is imperative young people understand the implications and avoid taking drugs, to stop any more young people ending up in hospital.
Over the past few months we have had the death of a 17-year-old girl and the hospitalisation of three young people, all after taking a variation of ecstasy.

He urged anyone in possession of these tablets, or other drugs to hand them in to police, a chemist, or a medical practitioner immediately.

Anyone with information about where this drug may have come from is asked to contact police in Manchester.

Read: Three 12-year-old girls in serious condition in Manchester after taking ecstasy pills>

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