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

Salford police say that the tablets are called ‘Teddy Tablets’.
Jun 19th 2016, 2:13 PM 26,674 29

THREE YOUNG GIRLS are said to be in a serious condition in a Manchester hospital after taking ecstasy tablets.

Local police have issued a warning on the so-called ‘Teddy Tablets’ that the girls are believed to have taken in Salford, Manchester.

Police said today that shortly before 9.50pm last night, police were called to Salford precinct to 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 in a serious condition.

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

Sadly, three more young people, who are only 12-years-old, have taken ecstasy and ended up in hospital.
The girls took a type of ecstasy described as ‘Teddy Tablets’. 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 said that police will continue to repeat their warnings in the hope that young people will think twice about taking such drugs.

“People taking these drugs don’t know what they contain or what effect they will have,” he said. “It’s not worth the risk of ending up in hospital or even suffering fatal consequences.”

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

Police are investigating how the girls got hold of these class A drugs and who supplied them.

Let this be a warning to anyone supplying Class A drugs to young people, and in this case children, you are ruining lives. We will catch you and the full force of the law will be brought down on you.

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

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