World News – GB – Police drug warning after four 18-21 year olds died in Newcastle


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POLICE issued urgent drug warning after three teenagers and a 21-year-old man were killed in Newcastle over the weekend

Northumbria Police said drugs were believed to have been a factor in the deaths of two women, both 18, and a 21-year-old man in Newcastle over the weekend

Autopsies should take place, but drugs are believed to have played a role in the four deaths

Earlier on Sunday, Northumbria police said a man was arrested after an 18-year-old student was found dead in Newcastle halls of residence

Although causes of death have not been confirmed, officers want to warn the public of the danger of drug use

Deputy Police Chief Neil Hutchison said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who have sadly passed away

« Although our investigations are still at a very early stage and we continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths, we are warning people against drugs

« We urge anyone considering using drugs not to take any chances The consequences could cost you your life

« If anyone has any information on who supplied the drugs in question, we also encourage them to contact us as soon as possible »

He said anyone who has taken these drugs and needs emergency medical attention should always call 999

Meanwhile, a man has been arrested after a woman was found dead at an academic facility in Newcastle

The 18-year-old was found unconscious on Saturday morning, Northumbria police revealed, with an 18-year-old taken into custody

But police did not say if this tragedy was one of the four deaths that led to the drug alert

The spokesperson said police were called to an address on Richardson Road in the city shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is on bail as investigations continue, he said

A spokesperson for Newcastle University said earlier: « We are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of one of our students and our welfare teams are offering support to those affected

« This is unrelated to Covid and as this is an active police investigation we are unable to provide further comments at this time »

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said in a statement: « At age 6 Yesterday (Saturday) at 6 a.m., police received a report via the ambulance service of a woman unresponsive to a address on Richardson Road in Newcastle

« Emergency services went to where, unfortunately, the woman – aged 18 – was pronounced dead at the scene

« Investigations into the circumstances of his death are ongoing. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by agents at this time

‘ »An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently on bail as investigation continues

« The investigation is in its early stages, but it is not believed to be a death linked to Covid-19 »

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